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JOURNAL 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

STA.TE OF IVtlOHIGA^lSr 



1895 

rrin-tc^cl l^.v viTrtue of an -A.et ot tlie I^ietciHltttiire, unclex' tlie clii*eotiorx 

aiid supervision of 

LEAV^lS M. MIT^LER 

CIrrIt of the House of B4>pre«eaUlive« 



I2sr Ti3:i?.EE ■v"OXjTj:m:es--"V"oil.. i. 




BY AUTHORITY 



LANSING 
ROBERT SMITH & CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS 
1S95 



HOUSE JOUKNAL. 



Lansing y Wednesday ^ January 2, 1895. 
PvuTBuant to the requirements of the constitution, the members elect of 
tEe House of Representatives of the State of Michigan for the year 1895, 
aseembled in Kepresentative Hall in the Capitol at Lansing, on Wednesday, 
the second day of January, A. D. 1895, and in accordance with law, were 
called to order by Lewis M. Miller, clerk of the preceding House, at 12 
o'clock m. 

Prayer by the Rev. Mr, Patterson. 

The certificate of the Secretary of State showing the members returned 
by the several county clerks, as elected, was then read as follows : 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, J 

Department of State, > 

Lansing^ January i, 1895. ) 

JRon. Lewis M, MiUer, Clerk of the House of Representatives of 1893: 

Sib — ^The accompanying is a list of the members elect of the House of 
Sepresentatives of the State of Michigan for the years 1896 and 1896, as 
appears from the returns of the clerks of the several counties of this State 
now on file in this office. 

^ Very respectfully, 

WASHINGTON GARDNER, 

Secretary of tiiate. 

Allegan C5ounty — First District, Lauren F. Otis, Eibbie. Second Dis- 
trict, John F. Heniy, Saugatuck. 

Alpena District — Counties of Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Otsego 
and Oscoda, John J. Cathro, Cathro. 

Antrim District — Counties of Antrim, Charlevoix and Kalkaska, William 
EEarris, Norwood. 

Sarry County — David Huggett, Bellevue. 

Bay County — First District, John Dongvan, Bay City. Second Dis- 
trict, Henry H. Alpip, W. Bay City. Third District, Samuel K. Brad- 
bury, Bay City. 

Berrien County— First District, Ekiward L. Kingaliind, St. Joseph. 
iSeocmd District, Edwin S. Williams, Niles. 

Branch County— Lester M. Mara^, Gilead. 



4 JOURNAL OP THE [January 2, 

Calhoun County — First difltrict — James P. Smiley, Marshall. Second 
District — Miles S. Curtis, Battle Creek. 

Cass County — Lucian E. Wood, Pokagon. 

Cheboygan District — Counties of Cheboygan, Emmet^ Manitou and 
Presque Isle, William E. Rice, Rogers City. 

Chippewa District — Counties of Chippewa, Mackinac and Luce, Eleazer 
Sherwood, St. Ignace. 

Clinton County — -Francis W. Redfem, Maple Rapids. 

Delta District — Counties of Delta, Schoolcraft and Alger, Oramel B. 
Fuller, Ford River. 

Dickinson District — Counties of Dickinson, Iron and Baraga, August C 
Cook, Iron Mountain. 

Eaton County — First District — John W. Fitzgerald, Grand Ledge. 
Second District— Giles B. Allen, Charlotte, 

Genesee County — First District, George W. Peer, Rankin. Second 
District, George M. Curtis, Flint. 

Gogebic District — Counties of Gogebic, Ontonagon, Keweenaw and Isle 
Royal, Fremont C. Chamberlain, Ironwood. 

Grand Traverse District — Counties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau and 
Benzie, George G. Covell, Traverse City. 

Gratiot County— B. Frank McNall, La Fayette. 

Hillsdale County — James Cousins, Pittsford. 

Houghton County — First District, Charles Smith, S. Lake Linden. 
Second District — Orrin W. Robinson, Chassell. 

Huron County — Joshua B. Madill, Ubly. 

Ingham County — First District, Seymour Foster, Lansing. Second 
District, Job T. Campbell, Mason. 

Ionia County — First District, William D. Place, Ionia. Second Dis- 
trict, Joseph D. Morse, Otisco. 

Iosco District — Counties of Iosco, Alcona, Roscommon and Ogemaw, 
Allan S. Rose, Rose City. 

Isabella County — Robert Brown, Dushville. 

Jackson County — First District, Irving B. Rich, Jackson. Second Dis- 
trict, Arthur W. Saxon, Henrietta. 

Kalamazoo County — First District, Charles E. Foote, Kalamazoo. Sec- 
ond District, Philip D. Miller, Schoolcraft. 

Kent County — First District, Joseph B. Ware, Charles Holden and 
Arthur H. Chilver, all of Grand Rapids. Second District, Augustus W. 
Weekes, Lowell. Third District, Robert D. Graham, Grand Rapids. 

Lapeer County — Henry Lee, Lapeer. 

Lenawee County — First District, Thomas M Cambum, Tipton. Second 
District, William R. Edgar, Blissfield. 

Livingston County — Eugene Hicks, Brighton. 

Macomb County — First District, William A. Rowley, Mt. Clemens. 
Second District, George B. Davis, Utica. 

Manistee County — Charles W. Perry, Pierport. 
.^ Marouette County — First District, JohnMulvey, Negaunee. Second 
rBplbt, John Jones, Ishpeming. 

M&Bon County — Jasper N. Clark, Poulson. 

Mecosta County— W. Irving Latimer, Big Rapids. 

Monomiee County — Bryon S. Waite, Menominee. 

Midland District — Counties of Midland, Gladwin and Arenac, Willianv 
D. Gordon, Midland. 



1895-1 HOUSE OP REPRESBNTATIVB8. 5 

Monroe County— First District, William J. Kelly, .La Salle. Seoond 
District, Geoi^e W. Biohardson, Dundee. 

Montcalm County— First District, Edgar 8. Wagar, Edmore. Second 
District) Henry Kent Greenville. 

Muskegon CJounty — First District, William D. Kelly, Muskegon. Seo- 
ond District, Albert T. Linderman, Whitehall. 

Newaygo County — George E. Hilton, Fremont. 

Oakland County — First District, Peter Voorheis, Pontiac. Second 
District, Austin N. Kimmis, Jr., Wixom. 

Oceana County — James K. Flood, Hart. 

Osceola District — Counties of Lake and Osceola, Philo M. Lonsbury, 
Reed City. 

Ottawa County — First District, Isaac Marsilje, Holland. Second Dis- 
trict — Charles K. Hoyt, Hudsonville. 

Saginaw County — First District, Donald Henderson, Saginaw, E. S., 
Peter Herrig, Saginaw, W. S. Second District, John Baird, Zilwaukie. 
Third District, Joseph H. Whitney, Merrill. 

Sanilac County — First District, John W. Norman, Lexington. Second 
District, Bichard Pearson* Urban. 

Shiawassee County — Frank Wescott, Vernon. 

St Clair County— First District, Edward B. Taylor, Port Huron.. Sec- 
ond District, John M. Robertson, Algonac. Third District, Thomas H. 
Parkinson, Yale. 

St. Joseph County — Edmund S. Amidon, Sturgis. 

Tuscola County — First District, John J. Eogner, Richville. Second 
District, Lyman E. Belknap, Mayville. 

Van Buren County — Edwin A. Wildey, Paw Paw. 

Washtenaw County^First District, Reuben Kempf, Ann Arbor. Sec- 
ond District, Jabez B. Wortley, Ypsilanti. • 

Wayne County— First District, John A. Matthews, Charles P. Benoit, 
Jr., Miller G. Moore, Theodore M. Wolter, George H. Waldo, George W. 
Partridge, Charles H. Fisk, Otto Stoll, William W, Ferguson and Arthur 
L. Homes, all of Detroit. Second District, Ari E. Wowiruflf, Wayndotte. 
Third District — Samuel R. Kingsley, Jr., Romulus. 

Wexford District — Counties of Wexford, Missaukee and Clare, H. Frank 
Campbell, Sherman. 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, ) 

Office of the Secret aby of State, J ®®* 

I, Washington Gardner Secretary of the State of Michigan, do hereby 
certify that I have compared the annexed and foregoing list of all the 
members elect of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, 
tor the years 1895 and 1896, with the original returns, as transmitted to 
me by the clerks of the various counties of the State, and that it is a true 
and correct list. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great 
seal of the State of Michigan, at Lansing, this first day of January, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five. 

WASHINGTON GARDNER, 

Secretary of State. 

The membeiB elect appeared at the clerk's desk, and took and subscribed 
the constitutional oath of office, which was administered by the clerk of 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[ January 2, 



the preceding House, in accordance with the statute ; all the members so* 
appearing and taking the oath except Jasper N. Clark, of Mason county. 

After which, , 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The members took a recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m. f 



AFTER RECESS. 



2:30 o'clock P. M. 

The House was called to order by the Clerk. 

The Clerk announced that the first business in order was the drawing of 
seats in accordance with the statute. 

The procedure being explained, and a lad, Kalph C. Miller, one of the 
messengers of the last House, being blindfolded for the purpose, the draw- 
ing was proceeded with, with the following result : 



No. Name. 


Seat 


No. 


Name. 


Seat. 


1 Allen 


72 


51 


Latimer 


26 


2 Amidon 


11 


52 


Lee 


67 


3 Aplin... 


6 


53 


Linderman _ . 


2a 


4 Baird.. 


97 


54 


Lonsbury 


41 


5 BelknsD 


23 


55 


Madill 


78 


6 Benoit.*. 


12 


56 

57 


Marsh 

Marsilje 


31 


7 Bradbury 


36 


57 


8 Brown. - 


76 


58 


Matthews -.. 


28 


9 Camburn 


71 


59 


McNall.... 


47 


10 Campbell, H. F. 


35 


60 


Miller 


54 


11 Campbell, J. T 


7 


61 


Moore 


27 


12 Cathro 


63 


62 


Morse -.- 


14 


13 Cbamberlaiti 


90 


63 


Mulvey 


81 


14 Chilver 


29 


64 


Norman .. 


49 


15 Clark 


44 


65 


Otis 


15 


16 Cook -. 


83 


66 


Parkinson 


77 


1 7 Couains 


92 


67 


Partridge 


82 


18 Covell 


99 


68 


Pearson 


5a 


19 Curtis, G.M... 


46 


69 


Peer.. 


5 


20 Curtie, M. S.. 


94 


70 


Pfrry 


33 


21 Davis 


38 


71 


Place 


13 


22 Donovan 


55 


72 


Redfem 


37 


28 Edgar-- 


42 


73 


Rice 


64 


24 Ferguson - 


40 


74 


Rich 


80 


25 Fisk 


58 


75 


Richardson 


69 


26 Fitzgerald . 


32 


76 


Robertson 


73 


27 Flood 


17 


77 


Robinson 


18 


^ Foote - 


51 


78 


Rogner 


22 


29 Foster 


53 


79 


Rose 


8 


30 Puller 


93 


80 


Rowley 


62 



1895.] 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



No. 



Name. 



31 Gordon 

32 Qraham 

Harris 

Henderson 
Henry 



33 
34 
35 

36 Herri'g 

37 Hicks 100 

38 Hilton 

39 Holden 

40 Holmes 

41 Hoyt 

42 Hnggett 

43 Jones 

44 Kelly, W. D. 

45 Kelly, W. J. 

46 Kempf 

47 Kent. 

48 Kimmis 

49 Kingsland.. 

50 Kingaley 



S«at. 


No. 


24 


81 


45 


82 


60 


83 


59 


84 


16 


85 


61 


86 


100 


87 


25 


88 


43 


89 


56 


90 


19 


91 


21 


92 


91 


93 


96 


94 


34 


95 


10 


96 


66 


97 


48 


98 


87 


99 


2 


100 



Name. 



Seat. 



Saxton 


79 


Sherwood ... 

Smiley 


95 

68 


Smith .- 


52 


StoU 


39 


Taylor 


74 


Voorheis 

Wagar... 


75- 

66. 


Waite 


84 


Waldo 


70 


Ware 


30 


Weekes 


4 


Weetcott --.-.. -- 

Whitney i 

Wildey 


3 

98 

85 


Williams.- 

Wolter 

Wood 


88 

1 
89 


Woodruff 

Wortley 


86 

9 



Mr. Clajk of Mason county not being present, the Clerk drew a seat for 
him, in accordance with his written request that he do so. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that the House proceed to the election of 
Speaker of the House; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The election of Speaker was then proceeded with, and the roll being 
called, the members voted as follows: 

FOR WILLIAM D. GORDON. 



'.AUen 


Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 


Amidon 


Hicks 


Perry 


Aplin 


Hilton 


Place 


Baird 


Holden 


Bedfem 


Belknap 


Holmes 


Kice 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Rich 


Bradbury 


Huggett 


Bichardson 


Brown 


Jone^ 


Robertson 


Chambum 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robinson 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rogner 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kempf 


Rose 


Cathro 


Kimmis 


. Rowley 


Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Saxton 


Chilver 


Kingsley 


Sherwood 


Cook 


Latimer 


Smiley 


Cousins 


Lee 


' Smith 


Covell 


Linderman 


StoU 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Taylor 


Curids, M. 8. 


MadiU 


Voorheis 


Davis 


Marsh 


Wagar 


Donovan 


Marsilje 


Waite 



JOURISJ^^L 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

ST^TE OF IVtlOHIGA^lSr 



1895 



I*riixtocl 1>>" vii»t\ie of an Act oi tlie X-iesdHlntiivo, i index* the dii»eotion 

and »ui)er vision of 

LEW^IS M. MILLKR 

Clerk of the House of B4>pr»s»nUtlv<^ 



I35r Tm?.EE -VOLTJ^S^LES-VOIL.. I, 




BY AUTHORITY 



LANSING 
ROBERT SMITH & CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS 
1895 



10 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[January 2^ 



Mr. Fuller 


Mr. Norman 


Graham 


Otis 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Henry 


' Pearson 



Mr. Wolter 
Wood 
WoodmflF 
Wortley 
Speaker 99 

The Speaker announced that Lewis M. Miller, having received. a major- 
itv of all the votes cast for Chief Clerk of the House, was duly elected 
Clerk of the House of Bepresentatives. 

Mr. Fuller moved that the House proceed to th^ election of a Sergeant- 
at-Arms; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The roll being called the members voted as follows: 

VOR ABRAM O. BX>TLER. 



.Allen 


Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 


Amidon 


Hicks 


Perry 


Aplin 


Hilton 


Place 


Baird 


Holden . 


Bedfem 


Belknap 


Holmes 


Bice 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Rich 


Bradbury 


Huggett 


Bichardson 


Brown 


Jones 


Bobertson 


Camburn 


Kelly, W. D. 


Bobinson 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bogner 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kempf 


Bose 


Cathro 


Kent 


Bowley 


Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Baxton 


Chilver 


Kingsland 


Sherwood 


Cook 


Kingsley 


Smiley 


Cousins 


Latimer 


Smith 


Covell 


Lee 


StoU 


Curtis, G. M. 


Linderman 


Taylor 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lonsbury 


Voorheis 


Davis 


MadiU 


Wagar 


Donovan 


Marsh 


Waite 


Edgar 


Marsilje 


Waldo 


Ferguson 


Matthews 


Ware 


Fisk 


McNall 


Weekes 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


• Westcott 


Flood 


Moore 


Whitney 


Foote 


Morse 


Wildey 


Fo8t.er 


Mulvey 


WUliams 


Fuller 


Norman 


Wolter 


Graham 


Otis 


Wood 


Harris 


Parkinson 


WoodruflF 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Wortley 


Henry 


Pearson 


Speaker 



99 



The Speaker announced that Hon. Abram G. Butler having received a 
majority of all the votes cast for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms, was duly 
elected to the office of Sergeant-at- Arms. 



1895.1 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 



11 



Mr. J. T. Campbell moved that the House proceed to the election of an 
Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk for the House; 
which motion prevailed. 
The roll being called, the members voted as follows : 



Mr. AUen 
Ajnidon 
Aplin 
Baird 

Belknap 

Benoit 

Bradbury 

Brown 

Cambum 

Campbell, H. F. 

Campbell, J. T. 

Cathro 

Chamberlain 

Chilver 

Cook 

Cousins 

Covell 

Curtis, G. M. 

Curtis, M. 8. 

Davis 

Donovan 

Edgar 

Ferguson 

Fiflk 

Fitzgerald 

Flood 

Foote 

Foster 

Fuller 

Oraham 

Harris 

Henderson 

Henry 



FOR JOHN N. FOSTER. 

Mr. Herrig 
Hicks 
Hilton 
Holden 
Holmes 
Hoyt 
Huggett 
Jones 

Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
Kempf 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 

Linderman 
Lonsbury 
Madill 
Marsh 
' Marsilje 
Matthews 
McNall 
Miller 
Moore 
Morse 
Mulvey 
Norman 
Otis 

Parkinson 
Partridge 
Pierson 



Mr. Peer 
Perry 
Place 
Redfern 
Rice 
Rich 

Richardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Stoll 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waite 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
WoodruflF 
Wortley 
Speaker 



99 



The Sp&ker announced that John N. Foster, having received a majority 
of the votes cast for Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk of the House, was duly 
elected Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

Mr. Norman offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Speaker be and is hereby authorized to appoint a 
Keeper of the Document Room, an Assistant Document Room Keeper, and 
Meflsenger, Keeper of the Cloak Room and Assistant, Chief Janitor and eight 
Assistants, one Janitor and one Janitress for the gallaries, one Committee 
Room Messenger, one Speaker's Messenger, one Messenger for the Sergeant^ 
at- Arms, and eleven Messengers for the floor of the House ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Waite oflFered the following : 



12 JOURNAL OP THE [January 2, 

Resolved, That a special committee of five members be appointed, to 
whom shall be referred the report of the Municipal Incorporation Commis- 
sion, when the same shall be presented to the House for consideration ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Hilton offered the following : 

Resolvedf That the Chief Clerk be and is hereby authorized to appoint 
the fpUowing assistants : A Journal Clerk (first assistant), Reading Clerk 
(second assistant), Corresponding Clerk (third assistant), Financial Clerk 
(fourth assistant), who shall severally discharge such duties as may be 
assigned them by the Chief Clerk ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following : 

Resolvedy That the Chief Clerk and the Journal Clerk are each hereby 
authorized to appoint a messenger ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Covell offered the following : 

Resolved, That the standing rules of the House of 1893, together with 
the amendments adopted in lB91,as published in the second edition of the 
Manual of 1893, be adopted as the staiiding rules of the House of 1895; and 

Resolved, That there be added to the list of committees contained in 
rule No. 41 the following new committees : 

On Upper Peninsula Asylum for the Insane. 

On Home for Feeble Minded. 

On Apportionment ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Norman offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House of Representatives be and is 
hereby authorized to appoint a clerk to the representatives of the press 
upon their recommendation ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Place offered the fbllowing : 

Be it resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be and is hereby authorized 
and empowered to appoint the First and Second Assistant Sergeants-at- 
Arms and a Third Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, who shall have charge of the 
gallery; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk be and is hereby 
ei]^owered to appoint his own assistants ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Hilton offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk be and •is hereby 
authorized to appoint a messenger; 

Which was aaopted. 

Mr. Fuller moved that a committee of three be appointed to inform the 
Senate that the House has completed its organization, and is ready for 
business; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The Speaker announced as such committee, Messrs. Fuller, Aplin and 
Hugcett. 



'^ 



e Speaker announced the following : 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 13 

Senate Chamber, ) 
' Lansing^ January 2, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am inBtructed by the Senate to inform the House that Senators 
Glapp, Keeler and Kilpatrick have been appointed by the Senate to act 
with a like committee on the part of the House, to wait upon the Governor 
and inform him that the two houses are now organized and ready to receive 
any communication which he may be pleased to make. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of ihelSenate. 

Mr. Hilton moved that a committee of three be appointed on the part of 
the House to act with the 'committee on the part of the Senate, in accord- 
ance with the message just received ; 
Which motion prevailed. 

The Speaker announced as such committee on the partjof the House, 
Messrs. Hilton, Ware and Donovan. 
The Speaker also announced the following : 

Senate Chamber, I 
Lansing, January 2, 1895. \ ♦ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution : 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring). That James McKay of 
Kent be and is hereby appointed Legislative Postmaster, and E. A. Stimson 
of Saginaw be and is hereby appointed Assistant Postmaster for the present 
session; ' 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
After discussion, 

Mr.. Redfem demanded the yeas and nays. 

The demand was seconded and the adoption of the resolution was not 
concurred in, by yeas and nays, as follows : 



YEAS. 



Mr. Baird 


Mr 


. Herrig 


B^lknay 




Hilton 


Bradbury 




Holden 


Campbell, H. F. 




Kempf . 


Ohilver 




Kingsland 


Davis 




Kingsley 


Ferguson 




Matthews 


Fisk 




McNall 



Mr. Bedfern 
Bogner 
Stdl 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 



14 


JOURNAL OP Ttt 


B [January 2, 


Mr. Fitzprerald 


Mr. Miller 


Mr. Whitney 


Poote 


Moore 


Wildey 


Poater 


Morse 


Wolter 


Graham 


Otis 


Wortley 


Henderson 


Perry 


Speaker 


Henry 


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Mr. Allen 


Mr. Huggett 


Mr. Place 


Amidon 


Jones. 


Bice 


Benoit 


Kelly, W. D. 


Bich 


Brown 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bichardson 


Cambnm 


Kent 


Bobertson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kimmis 


Bobinson 


Cathro 


Latimer 


Bose 


Ohamberlain 


Lee 


Bowley 


Cook 


Linderman 


Saxton 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Sherwood 


Covell 


MadiU 


Smiley 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Smith 


Edgar 


Marsilje 


Taylor 


Plood 


Mulvey 


Voorheis 


Puller 


Norman 


Waite 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Williams 


Hicks 


Partridge 


Wood 


Holmes 


Pearson 


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Mr. Linderman moved that a joint committee of five on the part of the 
House be appointed to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate 
relative to tne appointment of a Legislative Postmaster and Assistant: 

Which motion prevailed. 

The Speaker announced as the members of such committee on the part 
of the House, Messrs. Linderman,Mar8h, Whitney, Holden and Matthews. 

Mr. Fuller offered the following : 

Resolved, That the dailv sessions of this House commence at 10 q 'clock 
a. m. until further ordered ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that within the time limited therefor he will move 
to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That a special committee of five members be ap|)ointed to 
whom shall be referred the report of the municipal incorporation commis- 
sion, when the same shall be presented to the House for consideration. 

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a committee from the Senate, who 
reported that the Senate had completed its organization and was ready for 
business. 

The Speaker also announced the following : 



1896,1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 15 

Lansing, Janimry 2, 1895. 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — ^I should be pleased to meet the two Houses in joint convention on 
ThTireday, January 3^ 1895, at snoh hour as may be convenient, for the 
paTXK)Be of communicating information by message as to the condition of 
the State. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Oovemor, 
The message was laid on the table. ' 

The Speaker also announced the following : 

Lansing, January 2, 1895. 

To the Speaker of the Hotise of Representatives: 

Sib — Pursuant to resolution authorizing me to do so, I have made the 
foUowing appointments : 

Journal Clerk — Samuel F. Cook, of Alger. 
Reading Clerk — Justus N. Estabrook of Saginaw. 
Corresponding Clerk — Morton L. Munson of Wayne. 
Financial Clerk — Norton J. Miller of Ingham. 
Clerk's Messenger— George D. Hilton of Newaygo. 

LEWIS M. MILLER, 

Clerk. 
The communication was laid on the table. 
The Speaker also announced the following : 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Snt — In aocoidance with the resolution of the House authorizing the 
flame, I hereby appoint Severin Avery of Marquette county as Journal 
CSlerk's Messenger. 

SAMUEL P. COOK, 

Journal Clerk. 

The communication was laid on the table. 

Mr. Bobertson asked and obtained leave of absence for himself until 
January 14th. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Wood until January 9th. 

On motion of Mr. Miller, 

The House adjourned. 



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Lansing, January 5, 1895. 

The House met parsuant to adjournment, and was called to ord«r by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Mr. Norman offered the following: 

Resolved, That the reading of the Daily Journal be dispensed with for 
the present session of the Legislature, ana that the Clerk be authorized to 
make all necessary corrections therein from day to day. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted, two-thirds of the members present voting 
therefor. 

The Chief Clerk, Journal Clerk, Reading Clerk, Corresponding Clerk, 
Financial Clerk, and Sergeant-at-Arms, elective and appointive officers of 
the House, appeared, took and subscribed to the constitutional oath of 
office, and entered upon their respective duties. 

Mr. Harris announced that himself and Mr. Herrig had arranged to 
change seats; the change resulting gives Mr. Harris seat No. 61, and Mr. 
Herng seat No. 60. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, I 
Lansing, January 2, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir— I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the House concurring), That the joint rules of the Senate 
and House of Representatives and the rules in joint convention of the 
Legislature of 1893, be adopted as the present joint rules, until otherwise 
ordered; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, [ 
Lansing, January 2, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 
Resolved (the House concurring), That the two Houses meet in joint 



1896.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 17 

convention at 2 o'clock p. m., tomorrow, for the purpose of receiying any 
communicationB the Oovemor may be pleased to make; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
oE the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution. 
The resolution was adopted. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Fitzgerald offered the following: 

Hesolvedy That the representatives of the daily press in attendance upon 
the sessions of this body be permitted to draw seats in the same manner 
as the members; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Kempf offered the following: 

Hesolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the Speaker who 
will determine the extra compensation to be paid to the House employes; 

"Which was adopted. 

The Speaker announced as the committee under the resolution, Messrs. 
Kempf, Henry, Edgar, Cook and Hicks. 

Mr. Fisk moved to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That a special committee of five members be appointed to 
whom shall be referred the report of the municipal incorporation commis- 
sion, when the same shall be presented to the House for consideration; 

Which motion did not prevail. 

By the Special Joint Committee on appointment of Postmaster and 
Assistant: 
The Special Conference Committee on Postmaster and Assistant, 
Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and recommend James McKay of Kent county, for Postmaster, and 
Edward I. Stimson of Saginaw, for Assistant. 

E. M. BAENAED, 
WM. G. THOMPSON, 

F. W. CLAPP, 
F. M. EARLE, 
R. E. FRENCH, 

Senate Committee. 
A. T. LINDERMAN, 
L. M. MARSH, 
JOSEPH WHITNEY, 
CHARLES HOLDEN, 
JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

House Committee. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
3 



18 JOURNAL OF THE [Januarys, 

Mr. Linderman offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That James McKay, 
of Kent, be and is hereby appointed Legislative Postmaster, and E. A. 
Stimson, of Saginaw, be and is hereby appointed Assistant Postmaster for 
the present session; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Wildey offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it shall be the 
duty of each member to designate in some manner the amendments 
offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be 
instructed to print such proposed amendments in italics in the printed 
bills furnished the members. 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

On motion of Mr. Hicks^ 

The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock J), m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell moved that a committee of five be appointed to wait 
on the Senate and inform that body that the House is in session, and 
ready to receive them in joint convention; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The Speaker announced as the committee Messrs. J. T. Campbell, Mul- 
vey, McNall, Voorheis arid Donovan. 

The Speaker announced the following appointments under the authority 
granted by a resolution of the House: 

Chief Janitor— Oliver T. Watkins, of Kent. 

First Assistant Janitor- George W. Cook, of Shiawassee. 

Second Assistant Janitor— Ernest B. Long, of Genesee. 

Keeper of Cloak Boom — George Houston, of Wayne. 

The committee appointed to notify the Senate that the House was ready 
to receive them in Joint Convention, returned, and reported that they had 
performed the duty assigned them, and were discharged. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing. January 3, 1805. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the House {i\\^ Senate concurring), That James McKay, 



IB95.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 19 

of Kent, be and. is hereby appointed Legislative Postmaster, and E. A. 
Stimson, of Saginaw, be and is hereby appointed Assistant Postmaster for 
the present session. 
In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAKD, 

Secreiari) of the Senate. 
The message was laid on the table. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, [ 
Lansing, Januart/ 2, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I ana instmcted by the Senate to inform the House 
Relative to the matter of the election of Postmaster and Assistant Post-^ 
master, that Senators Barnard, Thompson, Earle, French and Clapp have* 
been appointed a committee on the part of the Senate to act with a like 
committee on the part of the House. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secreiarij of the Senate. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, Jantiarn 3, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Rej>resentatives : 

SiK — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution : 

Resolved 6// the Senate (the House concurring). That when the Legis- 
lature adjourn today, it stand adjourned until Tuesday next, at 2 p. m.; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Tery respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 

PROCEEDINGS IN JOINT CONVENTION. 

s 

The joint convention was called to order by Hon. A. Milnes, Lieutenant 
Oovernor and President of the Senate. 

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary thereof, and a 
majority of the Senators were present. 

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk thereof, and a majority of 
the members were present. 

The President announced that the two Houses had met in joint conven- 
tion to receive any communication that the Governor may be pleased to 
make. 



!20 JOURNAL OP THE ' [January 3^ 

Senator Smalley moved that a committee of five be appointed to notify 
the Governor that the two Houses have met in joint convention and are 
ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make; 

"Which motion prevailed. 

The President announced as such committee, Senators Smalley and 
Jones, and Representatives H. P. Campbell, Waite and Donovan. 

Senator Kilpatrick moved that a committee of three be appointed ta 
wait on the Judges of the Supreme Court, and the State officers, and invite 
their attendance at the joint convention, to listen to the message from the 
Governor; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The President announced as such committee, Senator Kilpatrick, and 
Representatives, Norman and Ware. 

The committee appointed to wait on the Governor and notify him that 
the two Houses are in session and ready to receive any communication he 
may desire to make, returned and reported His Excellency in attendance. 

The committee were discharged. 

His Excellency the Governor was conducted to a seat on the platform. 

The committee appointed to wait on the Justices of the Supreme Court 
and the State officers and invite their attendance at the joint convention,, 
returned and reported the several gentlemen in attendance. 

The committee was discharged. 

The Justices of the Supreme Court and State officers were conducted to 
seats. 

His Excellency Governor Rich then read his message as follows: 

Senators and Representatives: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 8, of Article V, of the con- 
stitution of this State, I submit the following information in relation to 
the condition of the State, and recommendations in relation to measures 
deemed expedient : 

FINANCIAL LEGISLATION. 

On November 1, 1893, after the apportionment of the primary school 
fund was made, for the first time in many years, Michigan confronted an 
empty treasury. This was not caused so much by increased expenditures, 
as it was by the failure of the legislature of 1891 to levy taxes sufficient to- 
meet what might reasonably have been contemplated would be the needs 
of the State, and while there ^as no direct authority for hiring money, the 
railroads were oflFered an inducement of six per cent discount from Novem- 
ber 1 to January 1 following, to advance their taxes due in January. This 
was done by the Michigan Central and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
railroads to the amount of nearly $200,000. Through the First National 
bank of Detroit an additional $150,000 was obtained. Owing to this, on 
November 1, 1894, a similar condition of affairs presented itself, except 
that only $250,000 was then needed to bridge over. Section 3, of Article 
XIV, of the constitution, provides that the State shall not contract debts to 
meet deficits in revenue to aggregate more than $50,000 at any one time. 
Under this provision of the constitution, perhaps the obligation entered 
into may not have been strictly legal, but it was a necessity, in order to- 
carry on the State institutions and general branches of the State govern- 
ment, and was paid out of the first money received. This provision of the 



1895.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 21 

<x>ii8titiition was adopted more than forty years ago, when $50,000 repre- 
sented more than five times that amount does today. It would seem to me 
advisable to provide for so amending the constitution, as with proper 
restrictions, to put it within the power of the State to borrow money in cases 
of necessity, rather than carry so large a balance. It may reasonably be pre- 
sanoied that the people have to pay at least six per cent interest. Banks 
usually pay three per cent on State deposits. While it. is desirable to have 
enough in the State treasury to meet all legitimate demands upon it, it is 
very undesirable to carry large balances, to be loaned at a low rate of inter- 
est when not needed to meet the expenses of government. 

Another reason why this power should be given is that none of our State 
institutions are insured, nor should they be, but in cases of fire, similar to 
the one that occurred at the Pontiac asylum a little more than two years 
ago, there ought to be provision made for some authority, under proper 
restrictions, to meet similar emergencies in the future. It does not seem 
wise to provide for a fund to be carried in the State treasury to anticipate 
such an event, but authority might be given the boards of control of the 
several institutions, with the approval of the Board of Auditors and the 
Governor, to borrow money on the credit of the State and repair or rebuild 
their respective institutions. This would not only save calling the legisla- 
ture together, but would guarantee a prompt restoration of property 
destroyed. 

In other respects the financial affairs of the State are in good condition. 

There have been no calls for a change in the tax laws of the State, the 
one passed in 1893 proving very generally satisfactory to all interested. 
It is thought hardly probable that our people desire to change the manner 
of disposing of specific taxes arising from railroads, insurance companies, 
and other corporations. The present apportionment proves of inestimable 
benefit to the poorer sections of our State, and provides for the mainte- 
nance of schools of better quality than would otherwise be the case, and it 
goes to support the only school which all the children of the State can have 
the benefit of. 

RAILROAD TAXATION. 

Act No. 133, Public Acts of 1891, required all railroad companies, 
organized or existing under any special acts of incorporation, or special 
acts of consolidation, or which had heretofore been taxed under any special 
act or acts of the legislature, from and after December 31, 1891, for all 
purposes of taxation, to be subject in all respects to the provisions of 
chapter 75, of the compiled laws of 1871, and all acts amendator}' thereof. 
This was designed more especially to reach the Lake Shore & Michigan 
Southern railroad, which at that time was paying considerable less taxes 
than they would have been paying under the general law. The taxes at 
that time under the general law were computed on the percentage of the 
mileage in Michigan to the total mileage of the road, but the courts decided 
that the State could only tax the actual earnings in Michigan. Under this 
construction the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern paid under its charter 
provisions considerably more than it would under the general law. They 
have declined to pay their taxes under the general law, and in view of the 
fact that the State is not suffering any loss, no action has been commenced 
against them. 

By Act No. 179, Public Acts of 1893, the Michigan Central railroad 



22 JOURNAL OF THE [January 3, 

charter was amended so as to place that road under the general law for the 
purposes of taxation. By the provisions of the charter this act could not 
become operative until accepted by the company, which it did on the 2d 
day of February, 1894. I desire to renew my recommendation of two years 
ago that if possible some means be devised lor the abrogation of these old 
special charters, so that all our railroads may be placed upon the same 
basis so far as taxation and supervision and other legislation is concerned. 

UNIVEflSITY OP MICHIGAN. 

Our State University stands not only at the head of our own educational 
institutions, but well up in the front rank of universities in this and for- 
eign countries. The action of the legislature two years ago, in providing^ 
for the one-sixth mill tax, places the institution upon a proper and sub- 
stantial foundation. It is known in advance what the University has, and 
saves the time of our legislature in considering that matter. It also guar« 
antees the University itself a permanent income, and with the increased 
amount now charged for tuition, and a gradual increase of the fund as the 
valuation of taxable property in the State increases, it will place this insti- 
tution beyond the need of asking further aid from the legislature for years 
to come. 

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE AND STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 

The Agricultural College and State Normal School will require the usual 
appropriations. These institutions are worthy of the generous support 
they have enjoyed in the past. 

MICHIGAN MINING SCHOOL. 

The Michigan Mining School, when age and all things are considered, 
stands at the head of this class of institutions. It is very properly located 
in the midst of a mining region, and the practical part of mining is 
taught as well as the theoretical, but in the nature of things it is a very 
expensive school. The appropriations made two years ago were $75,000 
for current expenses, and $35,000 for buildings and equipments. The 
largest class graduated was in 1894, when sixteen tinished the course, ten 
of these being Michigan students, and the remainder from other parts of 
the world. In addition to the graduates many students? have more or less 
advantage from education obtained there. It is an institution that should 
be maintained and built up, but it is understood that tuition is free there, 
the law i^roviding that for Michigan students no tuition shall bo charged 
beyond $30 to provide for contingent expenses. The law does not compel 
the institution to purchase books. I am not informed as to whether 
this is done or not. Now while the additional students from out- 
side do not increase the expenses of the institution in proportion to 
their number, it does add to the total expense, and it seems to me 
that while the State is contributing so much, students from Michi- 
gan should contribute something for their own education, and that students 
from other states and countries should be charged tuition, which will 
remunerate the State for the increased expense incurred by reason of their 
attendance. This is more particularly the case in view of the number of 
educational, reformatory and charitable institutions which the State is sup- 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 23 

porting, and the difficulty which our citizens find in meeting the demands 
made upon them for State^ county and municipal taxes. I would recom- 
mend that you take some ineasures. if possible, without in any way injur- 
ing the school, to provide that those having the benefit of it shall bear some 
portion of the large expense necessary to maintain it. 

ASYLiUMS FOR THE INSANE. 

The substance of the following facts and recommendations are taken from 
a paper read by Dr. W. M. Edwards, medical superintendent of the Michi- 
gan Asylum, before the joint asylum boards at Traverse City, November 15, 
1894. The recommendations seem so jjractical and reasonable that I 
endorse them. 

*'At present the Michigan Asylum for the Insane has 1,176 beds and 1,174 
inmates. The Eastern Michigan Asylum has 1,050 beds and 1,008 inmates. 
The Northern Michigan Asylum has 1,000 beds and 982 inmates. The 
Michigan Asylum for Dangerous and Criminal Insane has lS)il beds and 
207 inmates. The Wayne County Asylum has iiOO beds and 29i3 inmates. 
According to these figures there are in our public asylums 3,719 beds and 
3,^584 inmates. In the principal State asylums there are t^,22() beds and 
3,164 inmates, leaving 62 unoccupied beds. For ten years X3ast the average 
annual increase in the number admitted to the State asylums has been 
about 165, so that there is today i^rovision for less than the average num- 
ber of inmates who would normally be admitt^nl to the asylums within the 
next six months. At the new upper ijeninsula asylum cottages are being 
constructed to accommodate 100 inmates. These cannot be opened until 
the legislature makes an appropriation for furnishing, so that at the best, 
all the available room for patients will be theoretically occupied before this 
institution is opened, though there may be, on account of geographical 
conditions, some vacancies at the Eastern jSIichigan Asylum. Even with 
the upper peninsula asylum opened for use next summer, previous condi- 
tions would warrant the statement that all the beds for the insane will be 
filled. 

'"The new asylum at Newberry is well along towards completion, and will 
accommodate 100 patients. An appropriation for furniture will be required 
before the institution can receive any patients. Additions to this institu- 
tion will need to be considered in connection with the accommodations at 
the asylums and the new home for feeble minded at Lapeer. While accom- 
modations for this unfortunate class must be provided, it should only be 
done as fast as absolutely demanded. 

*'The increased accommodations afforded by the new aslyum might be 
augmented, at a minimum expenditure, by enlarging the Home for Feeble 
Minded and Epileptic at Lapeer, so that the epileptics at present in our 
State asylums may be transferred to that institution. There is a growing 
tendency in the United States to make separate provision for the coloniza- 
tion of epileptics. The benefits to be derived from the separation of the 
epileptics from the insane are two fold, as each class is iniproved by it. 
Ejnleptics can be better treated alone, and treatment can be more regular 
and systematic. Proper restrictions in diet can be made when it aifects 
the entire class, without excitilig jealousies. With the better olassification, 
there can be given that special kind of care required at all times, and 
especially at night, to prevent suffocation." 

Aside from providing for the increase in the number of the insane, there 



24 JOURNAL OP THE [January 3, 

does not seem to be any necessity for additional legislation in regard to 
insane asylums. Various changes are suggested by the joint board of 
trustees in case the subject is legislated upon, but taken as a whole, prob- 
ably our laws governing the management of the insane are as nearly right 
as they are likely to be made. In providing for the increased number of 
insane, in addition to the reasons given above for the care of the epileptic 
in case the epileptics are removed from the existing aslyums, it leaves 
vacant beds in all the existing asylums which will accommodate the people of 
all the State much better than it would with a new asylum alone, and it is 
believed that the epil^'iptics would not only be better cared for but fully as 
economically 

HOME FOR FEEBL.E MINDED AND EPILEPTIC. 

JJJThis institution cannot receive inmates until an appropriation for furn- 
ishing is made. If this appropriation is made early, the institution will be 
ready for occupancy sometime in March, 1895. The present buildings 
consist of two cottages, capable of accommodating 100 patients each. Also 
sections of dining room, kitchen, and boiler house. From present indica- 
tions some additional accommodations will be necessary independent of 
provision for the epileptics now confined in the several asylums for the 
insane. 

STATE PRISONS. 
A.— COST OF MAINTENANCE. 

The state Prison Jackson, State House of Correction and Reformatory, 
at Ionia, and Branch Prison at Marquette, constituting the prisons of the 
State, continue to be a heavy burden upon the taxable property of the 
State. The total cost of keeping the 1,306 prisoners, which was the 
average number for the past two years was $644,358.30. The cost over and 
above the earnings was $210,841.12. The cost at Jackson, where there 
was an average or 819 prisoners, was 41.6 cents per inmate per day. At 
Ionia it was $1.08.8 per day, and at Marquette $1.13.1 per day. The net 
cost at Jackson was 1.25 cents per day per inmate, at Ionia 59 cents, and 
at Marquette 6.01 cents. This shows a great difference in the cost of keep- 
ing prisoners at the several prisons. Comparing Jackson with Marquette, 
there would be many things to the advantage of Jackson, in the reduction 
of cost. The executive expenses would be comparatively small, while the 
number of prisoners would bo very large. The conditions at Jackson have 
been much better than at Marquette, although there has been a portion of 
^ the time more than 200 idle men at Jackson, because no employment could 
be found for them. At Marqutete the executive expenses are compara- 
tively large, as the number of inmates cared for is limited, and owing to 
the rigorous climate, and distance from supplies, the expense of keeping 
prisoners there is larger. Comparing Jackson with Ionia, there is still a 
difference in favor of Jackson, but there should be no such diflference in 
cost as is shown. There must have been something either radically wrong 
in the management at Ionia, or the business was run in such a way that a 
large amount of money was lost. The expense of keeping an inmate in the 
I State House of Correction was more than twice what it was to keep an 
1 inmate in the Asylum for Dangerous and Criminal Insane in the same 
yard, and in the first instance the inmate is supposed to be earning a large 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 26 

portion of his keeping while in the latter he earns nothing. In Ionia there 
were some men working on contract, but there were more in proportion 
working on State account or on piece price than at Jackson. The result 
«how8 a very disastrous state of affairs for the taxpayers of the State. The 
former warden of this institution was removed for cause. Since the change 
in wardens there has been a marked reduction in the prices of articles 
faongbt, but it is not probable that all the reforms needed have yet been 
adopted. The State accountant has been ordered to conduct an investigation, 
and he reports verbally that the system of keeping accounts is imperfect, 
and that manv of the practices there should be changed. It is hoped that 
the law may oe amended so as to provide for better methods and much 
lees exx)ense to the State for keeping prisoners. 

B. — CONTRACT LABOR. 

This brings up the question of contract labor. In Jackson prison, where 
most of the prisoners are on contract, the result is such as to show that 
had all the men been employed the prison would bave been self support- 
ing, and possibly a little more, and it can hardly be saici that there was 
any serious interference with free labor there. AH the food, all the cloth- 
ing, and all the material for manufactured articles purchased there, were 
the products of free labor. The goods produced there were not to any consid- 
erable extent sold below the market price. It is clearly shown that contract- 
ors of prison labor do not usually make larger profits, than those who 
employ free labor, so that the competition cannot be very severe. This is 
illustrated by the fact that the Austin, Tomlinson & Webster company 
engaged in the manufacture of wagons have surrendered 125 out of 150 
men, preferring to have free labor. At Ionia where the State account sys- 
tem and piece price plan have been practiced, the result has been a severe 
burden on the taxpayers of the State. It cannot be said that competition 
with free labor has been less. In the experience of prisons in this and 
other states where business is conducted on state account, it has universally 
shown disastrous results financially. This is in accordance with fixed 
business principles. No warden, however competent he may be, is capa- 
ble of carrying on successfully, in all their details, anywhere from ten to 
twenty-five different branches of business. Then, the number of prisoners 
employed on productive labor compared with the number engaged in free 
labor is infinitesimal, and the only way in which their labor can seriously 
injure free labor is by putting the product of convict labor upon the 
market at such a price as to reduce the market value of goods produced by 
free labor. This I think statistics clearly prove is not the case. On the 
other hand it is not the wealthy person alone who pays the taxes, but the 
home of every farmer and laboring man has to contribute to the support 
of these men engaged in unprofitable Industries or entirely idle. It is 
needless to call your attention to the fact that it is not practicable or 
reformatory to keep prisoners without labor. It is sincerely hoped 
that no action will be taken to deprive the prison management of the right 
to contract the labor of the prisoners. 

C. — APPOINTMENT OF WARDEN. 

Section 5, of Act No. 118, Public Acts of 1893, provides that the board 
of control shall appoint a warden, who shall hold his ofl5ce during the 
pleasure of the board. The same section also provides that no warden 
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shall be removed except for cause. This section was evidently designed to 
have the warden appointed so that he should retain his place as long as he was 
a successful warden, and that he should not be removed upon the mere 
whim of the board, or on account of change in the political complexion 
thereof, but our courts have construed *'cause" to be such that under the 
present law the warden is practically appointed for life, unless he does 
some such overt act as to warrant his removal ; but he may become indif- 
ferent or incompetent, and may even be defiant in his attitude towards the 
board, and yet there is no power to remove him. This is protection for 
the warden, but is not, as intended, protection to the interests of the State. 
It would seem to me that this section should be so amended as to provide, 
what was originally intended, that the warden should be removed only for 
such cause as would justify his removal for business reasons in private 
business affairs. 

D. — PARDONING TOWER. 

Section 11, of Art. V, of the constitution of Michigan, relative to the 
duties of the Governor, provides that he may grant reprieves, commuta- 
tions, and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses except treason and 
cases of impeachment, upon such conditions, and wuth such restrictions 
and limitations as he may think proper, subject to regulations provided by 
law relative to the manner of applying for pardons. It seems to me that a 
law should be enacted so as to make it practicable, upon the recommenda- 
tion of the proper board, that this provision of the constitution could be 
carried out, literally. There are many cases where it would seem proper 
and wise to permit prisoners, and especially some young men, to be liber- 
ated upon certain conditions, notably that of abstaining from the use of 
intoxicating liquors, provided that in case of violation of this they may be 
returned to prison without the expense of another trial. There is no 
doubt that men liberated upon these conditions would be much less likely to 
enter upon a career of crime, and would be able to get a start in life before 
this restraint were removed. It would materially increase the chances of 
returning these men to the industrial pursuits of life, and to good citizen- 
ship, and at the same time relieve the State of the burden of their support. 
It is hoi)ed that some action will be taken to bring about this result. 

It is also desirable that eome provision be made, in case of persons sen- 
tenced for a term of years, by providing either for the filing of the testi- 
mony complete, or of a history of the case, with any aggravating or mitigating 
circumstances connected therew^ith in the executive office to be used in 
cases where after years have elapsed an application for pardon is made. 
Anyone connected with pardon matters today realizes that many times it is 
almost impossible to get at the real facts in the case, and many times it is 
made to appear that the most hardened criminals serving a long term of 
imprisonment for crimes committed, really deserved reward at the 
time instead of punishment. The statement of the case is all the 
argument needed. 

E. — CONTRACTS WITH PRISON OFFICERS. 

There is some doubt as to the construction to be placed on Section 21, 
of Act No. 118, Public Acts of 1898. This section should be so' amended 
as to clearly and unequivocally forbid the warden of any prison acting for 



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the prison under his charge, deahng in any manner, except to pay in the 
regular way in cash for services rendered, with any member of the board of 
control, or any officer connected with the prison, or with himself, either 
directly or indirectly. Officers should be paid their salaries, and purchase 
what they need as other people do. 

ST.VTE CHARITABLE AND REFORMATORY INSTITUTIONS. 

The School for the Deaf at Flint, School for the Blind at Lansing, State 
Pubb'c School at Coldwater, Industrial School for Boys at Lansing, and 
Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian, are fulfilling the purposes and objects 
for which they were created. They are all under control of competent 
boards, and so far as known the superintendents and assistants are very 
efficient, and well calculated for their positions. Each of these institu- 
tions will want the usual appropriation for current expenses, and in some 
cases special appropriations will be asked for, which will be made known 
to you in detail through the respective boards of control, and the reports 
of the several institutions. 

APPOINTIVE STATE OFFICERS. 

The (^Commissioner of Railroads, Commissioner of Insurance, Commis- 
sioner of Labor, Commissioner of the State Banking Department, and the 
State Inspector of Oils, have all proven especially competent for the work 
of their respective offices, and have devoted their entire time to their 
duties. For further information in regard to these important departments 
you are respectfully referred to their several reports. 

DAIRY AND FOOD COMMISSIONER. 

By Act No. 211, Public Acts of 1^93, the appointment of a Dairy and 
Food Commissioner was authorized. Major C'. E. Storrs, of Muskegon, 
was appointed to this office, and since that time has given his entire time 
and attention to the duties of the office ; but owing to the insufficient power 
given under the act, and the insufficient appropriation for continuing the 
analysis and prosecuting the violators of the law, he has not been able to 
accomplish as much as he otherwise would. However, a large amount of 
information has been collected, and, when placed before the legislature, will 
enable it to provide means for successfully carrying on the work. There is no 
more imxx)rtant measure to be considered at this time than the question of 
pure food. I respectfully refer you to the report of the conimissioner, and 
recommend a substantial compliance with his recommendations. 

FACTORY INSPECTION. 

Act No. 126, Public Acts of 1893, entitled **An act to regulate the 
employment of women and children in manufacturing establishments of 
this State, to provide for the inspection and regulation of sucji manufact- 
uring establishments, and to provide for the enforcement of such regula- 
tion and insi)ection,'* has proven a good one. Under^this act the Com- 
missioner of Labor has appointed factory inspectors, who have inspected 
more than 400 factories, and caused a large number of improvements to 
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tion of the law in regard to the employment of women and children, has 
preserved labor from unfair competition, and has had a tendency to keep 
children, who have been in factories, and who should have been in schoot 
in their proper places. There is no doubt but this work could properly be 
extended further than it has been, and I- respectfully refer you to the 
report of the Commissioner of Labor on factory inspection. 

REMOVAL OP STATE OFFICERS. 

During the year just passed it became my unpleasant duty, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 8, of Article XII, of the constitution, to 
•cause the removal of three elective State oflScers, viz. : The Secretary of 
State, State Treasurer, and Commissioner of the State Land OflSce, for 
gross neglect of duty in connection with the canvass of votes on the joint 
resolution submitted to the people in April, 1893, in relation to salaries of 
State oflScers. Growing out of this it was also discovered that there had 
been fraud in canvassing the vote increasing the salary of the Attorney Gen- 
eral in 1891. After this action had been taken by the executive, criminal pro- 
<5eedings were commenced against all these oflScers, and two trials have 
been held, both resulting in a disagreement of the jury. These and the 
remaining cases are now pending in the circuit court for the county of 
Ingham. All the papers pertaining to the removal of the State oflBcers will 
be submitted under separate cover for your information and consideration. 

It appeared to be necessary, in order to protect the interests of the State, 
that the prosecuting attorney of Ingham county, where the cases must be 
tried, should have assistance. This could not be rendered by the Attor- 
ney General, because he was also one of the indicted parties. Under the 
provisions of Section 342, of Howeirs Annotated Statutes, I engaged the 
firms of Cahill & Ostrander and M. V. & R. A. Montgomery, to assist in 
the prosecution. These bills am oun^ied to $2,690.40, and have been paid 
by the Board of State Auditors. There was also a large expense incurred 
amounting to $5,765.85, which was entirely inci^iental to and a part of said 
cases. It seems only justice that the State should assume at least the 
major portion of these bills, rather than that they should be paid by 
Ingham county alone, which is no more interested in the result than were 
all the people of the State of Michigan. I respectfully recommend that 
the legislature provide in some manner for paying all or such portion of 
this amount as shall be deemed equitable. 

Soon after Mr. Gardner, the new Secretary of State, took possession, it 
was discovered that Mr. August W. Lindbolm, who was Deputy Secretary 
of State, was a defaulter to a considerable amount. In the meantime Mr. 
Lindholm had left for parts unknown. After the excitement had subsided 
somewhat, it was learned through the postoflSce authorities that Mr. Lind- 
holm had returned to Sweden. Extradition papers were procured, and he 
was brought back for trial. He has been bound over to the circuit court 
for trial, and is out on bail. 

SALARIES. 

I cannot too strongly urge that you again submit to the people an amend- 
ment to the constitution increasing the salaries of State oflScers. While 
the people failed to vote this increase in both 1891 and 1893, the resolu- 



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tion was a meritorious one and had the people understood the real situa- 
tion they would have voted it cheerfully. The oflScers comprising the 
Board of State Auditors also hold the important positions of Secretary of 
State, State Treasurer, and Commissioner of the State Land Office^ 
re8i)ectively, two of whom receive only $800 per annum, while the other, 
the State Treasurer, receives but $1,000. Owing to the meager salary and 
the impossibility* of compelling a man of ordinary means to leave his busi- 
ness and live at the capitol, or of even attending habitually to his duties, 
it has made it necessary to employ deputies who are competent to do the 
work of the principal, and paying them a liberal salary. Then a chief clerk 
has been appointed who has had general supervision of the office, and who 
has usually done the work which the deputy would do in case the principal 
were present attending personally to the duties of the office. The men who 
have occupied the position of deputy have b3en good men, and have with 
few exceptions done their work well but there is a diflference between 
power and responsibility and power without responsibility. It cannot be 
doubted that the interests of the State of Michigan would be greatly 
benefited by requiring all the State officers to attend personally to the 
duties of their offices. If this were done enough would be saved in salaries 
of deputies and clerks about the offices to largely compensate for the 
increase but even if this were not done, the important duties which devolve 
upon these officers, as members of the Board of Canvassers and especially 
as members of the Board of State Auditors, all requiring personal atten- 
tion, would justify it. It is not only in the interest of economy, but in the- 
interest of good government. It is not just to those holding these impori- 
ant offices that the pay should be so meager that they must turn over the 
most responsible duties to subordinates. I believe it would be a saving of 
thousands of dollars to the taxpayers of Michigan should an amendment be 
adopted giving fair compensation to these officers and requiring them to 
give personal attention to the duties of their respective offices. 

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is another important State 
official of whom very much is expected, and who is otily paid $1,000 per 
year. There are substantially the same reasons why he should have a fair 
salary and be required to attend personally to the duties of his office as 
there are in the other cases. 

Imi)ortant as are the officials above mentioned, the case of the Attorney 
General is none the less so. He is paid only the insignificant salary of 
$800 per annum, and he is expected to be the legal adviser of all the State 
officers, elective and appointive, and the legal adviser to the prosecuting 
attorneys of the State, and various other officials, and is expected to give 
legal advice in real estate, and criminal matters, also in railroad, insurance, 
and various other departments of law where corporations employ attorneys 
educated and experienced in these particular branches. It cannot help 
resulting in a loss to the State. I believe the State is losing enough to 
pay a reasonable salary to four Attorneys General through lack of paying a 
fair compensation to one. The same provision should be applied here, 
and the Attorney General given a fair salary, and be required to attend 
personally to the duties of his office. As an illustration of the amount lost 
in this way on account of the small salary paid to this officer, in the year 
1890 alone the Board of State Auditors allowed for attorney fees and 
expenses the sum of $12,981.84. That occasions may arise when additional 
ootmsel is needed is altogether probable, but if this provision were adopted 
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Attorney General several times over, and I believe he would save the State 
much more by having the cases attended to promptly and properly. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Up to the present time neither the Secretary of State nor his deputy 
have ever been required to give official bonds. The reason for this prob- 
ably is that originally the Secretary of State was merely a record keeper, 
and no moneys passed through his hands, but in later years large sums of 
money are received by him from various sources, and as was shown in the case 
of the late Deputy Secretary of State, there is a chance for embezzlement. 
It w^ould seem proper that both the Secretary of State and his deputy 
should be required to give adequate bonds for the faithful performance of 
their responsible duties, and for the safe payment of all moneys coming 
into their hands. 

No bond has ever been required for money received as notary public fees. 
It might be well to place this duty of receiving this fund and accounting 
for it upon either the private secretary or executive clerk to the Governor, 
and require bonds for the safe custody of the funds. 

There is another officer who is performing important duties and handling 
considerable money, and while he is not holding office in violation of law, 
yet is not recognized either by the constitution or the statutes. This is 
the clerk of the Board, of State Auditors. It seems to me it would be wise 
to authorize the Board of State Auditors by statute to appoint a secretary, 
to be removed at will, and to require him to enter into a bond for the 
faithful performance of his duties, and the safe custody of money and 
property intrusted to his keeping. 

Another office of similar tenure is the Engineer and Suj^erintendent of 
Buildings and Grounds. I think this officer should also be authorized by 
statute, his duties and responsibilities fixed, to be appointed or removed 
by the Board of State Auditors, who are the proper and lawful custodians 
of the State property. He should also be required to give a bond for the 
faithful performance of his duties, and the safe custody of property 
intrusted to his care. 

POSTAGE ACCOUNTS. 

Under the present system of purchasing stamps for the various depart- 
ments abuses are liable to creep in, and undoubtedly have existed in the 
past. It would seem as though this postage account had become of suffi- 
cient importance that some proper and convenient system for protecting 
the State and preventing unnecessary losses on this account should be 
provided. 

SUPREME COURT. 

During the legislative session of ISW*] several plans were proposed for the 
relief of the supreme court. The one finally adopted required the judges 
to reside at Lansing, and an increase of salary was ^iven them in consider- 
ation thereof. At the time of the adjournment of the legislature there 
were upwards of one hundred cases ready for hearing but which could not be 
reached. In the eighteen months since that time the calendar has been 
cleared and the court feels that under the present condition of atfairs they 



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will be able to keep up with the work. The judges have been where they 
could constantly consult together, and I am fully satisfied that the relief 
granted has been the most practicable that could have been given, and that 
it cannot help but improve the character of the decisions, in giving the 
opinions of the full court to a greater extent than ever before by being 
where they can at all times consult together and have access to the State 
library. If further relief is needed it seems to me the most practicable 
plan would be to limit the cases which may be appealed to the supreme 
court under some proper safeguard. Should an intermediate court be 
created, litigants would be no better satisfied when their cases are decided 
by this court than they are now in the circuit court, and would not be con- 
tent with anything short of a decision by the highest judicial tribunal in 
the State. Some provision might be made creating some authority to 
decide whether a case raises questions that should be passed upon by a 
higher court. It might be urged that this would be a denial of justice in 
oases where the amount involved is small, but there is little doubt that poor 
litigants are :nore times deprived of justice by vexatious appeals than by a 
denial of the privilege of going to the supreme court, and some cases are 
now taken there which involve so small an amount that the court should 
never be compelled to devote any time to it. It tends to belitlte the court 
and is not conducive to the just determination of results. Within a short 
time a case appeared in our supreme court which involved four geese and six- 
teen goslings.only, and it seems to me that no injustice can be done when pro- 
vision is made that trivial cases of this character can not be appealed to the 
fiiipreme court. 

FARMERS' INSTITUTES. 

The following resolution, which was unanimously adopted at the last 
meeting of the State Grange, meets the views of a very large majority of 
the farmers throughout the State, and is heartily recommended for your 
consideration : 

"We advocate that the State appropriate aimually the sum of §5,000, or 
such amount as will be sufficient to hold a two day institute in every county 
in the State where the agricultural interests are sufiicienly important to 
demand it. We believe the success of the institutes will be greatest where 
the local interest is the greatest. We therefore suggest that the law require 
the formation of county institute societies under who&v auspices the insti- 
tutes shall be held, and which shall provide local speakers to occupy about 
one-half the time of the institute, and for local expenses. " 

STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 

The State Horticultural Society has been doing a good work in this State 
and the horticultural products of the State are becoming a very important 
source of revenue. They are increasing rapidly from year to year. The 
State has been in the habit of bearing the expense of printing its reports. 
They are now called upon to meet some new insect pests which threaten 
destruction to some of the most valuable fruits in the State. I hope that 
when the needs of the society are presented they will receive the attention 
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CHICKAMAUGA COMMISSION. 

Under the provisions of Act No. 55, Public Acts of 1893, the following 
commission was appointed to ascertain, fix, and mark the positions occu- 
pied by the several independent organizations of this State in the battles 
of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Mission Ridge : Charles E. Belknap, 
of Grand Rapids ; Lucius L. Church, of Howard City ; James M. Whallon, 
of Fitchburg; Edgar A. Crane, of Kalamazoo; and Sylvester P. Dwight*. 
of Hillsdale. 

The commission has made a partial report of its doings, but as the report 
was not complete it was withheld for completion. The commission has 
asked for an appropriation of $20,000 to mark the positions occupied by 
the several Michigan regiments and batteries. After this is done the gov- 
ernment will take care of the monuments, and the State will be to no fur- 
ther expense. I think this appropriation should be made. It is less than 
any other State has appropriated in proportion, but from plans submitted 
by the commission I am satisfied the work can be well done for this amount,, 
and recommend that the appropriation be made. 

ANTIETAM COMMISSION. 

Upon the request of the Antietam Board, appointed by the Secretary of 
War, to carry out the provisions of an act of congress approved August 30, 
1890, appropriating money for the purpose of surveying, loca'ting and pre- 
serving the battle lines at the battle of Antietam, Gen. W . H. Withington, 
W. H. Brearley, Maj. R. W. Jacklin, Col. J. D. Sumner, and A. T. 
Navarre, were appointed a commission to mark the positions of Michigan 
regiments and batteries upon the field of battle. The work of this com- 
mission has been nearly completed. There is no provision of law author- 
izing the payment of the actual expenses of this commission while 
engaged in this work, and I would recommend that an act be passed 
making provision for its expenses. The work is along the same line as 
that performed by the Chickamauga Commission, and is deserving of the 
same consideration. 

LABOR STRIKES. 

During the summer of 1894, Michigan, as well as her sister states, suf- 
fered from the great labor strikes, which occurred during the last days of 
June and early days of July. Great damage was done by the suspen- 
sion of railway traflBc, and the incidental damage done to all kinds 
of business. It is undoubtedly the fact, however, that those engaged 
in the strike were the greatest suflPerers therefrom as in many cases 
they were thrown out of employment and were compelled to seek 
employment elsewhere. In many cases it became necess€u:y for men 
who had comfortable homes either wholly or partially paid for, 
and who had established social and business ties which were of great 
value to them, found it necessary to sever all these connections, and seek 
employment amid strange scenes and surroundings. Others have been 
unable to get employment, owing to the number of men thrown out of 
employment, and from other causes. Fortunately but little damage was 
done by the wanton destruction of property. There was, however, one 
very serious wreck, causing the loss of two lives, and the endangering of 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 33 

many others, brought about by the removing of a rail from the track of the 
Chicago & Grand Trunk railroad west of Battle Creek, on the night of July 
IB, 1894, which, while not the work of the organization, was caused by the 
feeling engendered during the strike. Those engaged in this diabolical 
work have confessed their crime, and it is possible will be punished for it. 
Soon after midnight on the night of July 2, upon the representation of 
the sheriff of Calhoun county, other citizens and railroad officials of the 
danger of the destruction of property by the lawless element which almost 
always accompanies a strike, the companies composing the first regiment 
of the Michigan National Guard viz. : 

Company A, Ann Arbor, Captain, John O. Fischer. 
Company B, Adrian, Captain, Joseph C. Buck. 
Company C, Tecumseh, Captain Will H. Hayden. 
Company D, Jackson, Captain, Harry A. Lincoln. 
Company E, Lansing, Captain, Herbert H. Herrick. 
Company F, Mason, Captain, John G. Snook. 
Company G, Ypsilanti, Captain, Marcus T. Woodruff. 
Company H, Jackson, Captain, Prank M. Drumm, 

were ordered into their respective armories. All the companies responded 
with commendable alacrity, and practically all the members of each com- 
pany who were at home and in condition for duty responded promptly, 
Fortunately their services were not needed, and they were relieved on the 
evening of July 3. 

On the 3d of July an urgent call was made for military aid by the sheriff 
of Gogebic county, on account of the striking miners. After a brief but 
thorough investigation as the circumstances would permit the following 
companies of the 5th regiment, Companies D, of Calumet, Captain Edward 
S. Grierson; E, of Menominee, Captain Robert W. Chester; F, of Hough- 
ton, Captain George Millar; G,' of Marquette, Captain James E. 
Ball ; and H, of Iron wood, Captain William L. Winslow, under command 
of Colonel Frank B. Lyon, were ordered to report for duty at Ironwood at 
once. The companies immediately responded and while it was found 
necessary to keep the troops on the ground for twenty -six days, there were 
no excesses on the part of the troops, no blood was shed, and good order 
was maintained. The good behavior of the troops is the more to be com- 
mended from the fact that upon their arrival they were hooted at and 
stoned and two or three of their number considerably injured, but under 
the command of Colonel Lyon, whose excellent judgment and soldierly 
qualities cannot be too highly commended, the troops behaved like veter- 
ans and showed that they felt the responsibilties of the soldier. When all 
do so well it scfems unwise to make special mention, but I cannot refrain 
from mentioning the case of Company H, Captain Winslow, of the 5th 
regiment, located at Ironwood, who were the first to respond to the call of 
the sheriff, and while among the strikers were their neighbors and friends, 
th$y stood from first to last ready to do their full duty, and when the col- 
onel, owing to lack of accommodations, intsructed them to go to their 
respective homes, subject to call, were reluctant to do so until assured by 
the commanding officer that there was no lack of confidence in their loyalty 
or reliability in case of need. There is an almost unanimous opinion on 
the part of the citizens of Ironwood that the presence of the troops alone 
prevented great destruction of property and possible loss of life. 
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The two events mentioned above demonstrate clearly that the Michigan 
National Guard is under good discipline, and recognize their duty to the 
State, not only as soldiers, but as citizens, and it is not too much to say 
that they may be relied upon in any emergency in which the interest of 
the State or its people are in danger. 

MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD. 

In this connection it is proper to say that the Michigan National Guard 
has shown great improvement in maintaining order and discipline. During 
the last encampment one regiment was plac^ at all times on regular guara 
duty, and it was so well performed that it was found impossible for either 
officers or men to pass the lines without the proper countersign. The last 
encampment was emphatically a camp of instruction. This I believe to 
be of the greatest importance to a border state like Michigan. The effi- 
ciency of the Michigan National Guard is important not only to the State 
itself, but as a part of the military forces of the United States in case of an 
emergency. 

MICHIGAN NAVAL BRIGADE. 

Under the provisions of act No. 184, public acts of 1893, two divisions 
of the Michigan Naval Brigade have been mustered into service. The 
first, mustereii in at Detroit in March last, has become quite well drilled, 
and during the summer had a week's experience on board the U. S. steam- 
ship, ** Michigan. " The brigade consists of men who are young, educated, 
energetic, and interested in the subject, and in case of war their services 
and their knowledge of our rivers and lakes which they are rapidly obtain- 
ing would be of incalculable service to the State and nation. At present 
the brigade, including both infantry and naval, from adjutant general to cor- 
poral, is well officered and the men are the equals of any in any like organi- 
zation, either in military knowledge or, in what tends to make a good sol- 
dier, good citizenship. 

ORGANIZATIONS OP LABOR. 

The strikes mentioned above, and others in this and adjoining states,' 
causing incalculable damage to many interests, and some damage to all 
interests, raises the pertinent question, what c^n be done to prevent them 
in the future? Is there not some way in which the differences between 
capital and labor can be adjusted without the disastrous resort to strikes? 
Capital is sensitive, and it may be questioned whether the very means used 
by labor organizations to increase wages and get other concessions to better 
their conditions does not in the end have the opposite ef^t in causing 
capital to seek investment in some other line which does not require the 
employment of labor. Labor organizations have done much in educating 
and aiding each other in times of need. By their organization they have 
wielded a power which has compelled concessions from employers which 
individually they could not have obtained. No matter how orderly the 
managers of a strike start in, or how strong the resolutions passed to pre- 
serve order and refrain from violence or damage to property, it almost 
invariably happens that before a settlement is eflPected there is more or less 
violence used. In any event it is a place where the lawless element con- 
gregate ready for the first opportunity for violence and plunder. Among 



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alJ the Dumerous sufferers from strikes none suflPer so severely, and in the 
end 80 disastrously as those engaged in the strike. They also find it much 
more diflScult to recover from itseflPect than any others. Arbitration, com- 
plosory and voluntary, are proposed as a remedy for the existing evils, but 
neither of these seems to meet the requirements. Voluntary arbitration 
involves a mutual agreement to submit matters of diflPerence to arbitrators to 
be agreed upon, and a further agreement to abide by the decision when ren- 
dered. There is ample legal machinery for this now. Compulsory arbi- 
tration will be only establishing another court or courts, in which these 
difficulties can be settled. In case one party to the disagreement should 
invoke the aid of this new court he must show a violation of contract and 
an infringement of personal or property rights, or the court would have no 
jnrisdiction. If any of these things have been done, then the courts now 
existing have jurisdiction and can furnish the remedy. It will be found 
impossible under our form of government to compel any corporation or 
individual to employ men, or to pay them any particular wages. Men of 
means will suspend or abandon business if its management is taken from 
their control. It will be found equally useless to try and compel men to 
work unless it is for their interest to do so. In the end there must be 
mutual agreement between employer and employe, such as will be mutually 
beneficial, or such relation cannot long exist. Any agreement of this 
character must also be based on principles of equity and justice. The 
demands of civilization have made the creation of artificial persons a neces- 
sity, and much as corporations are condemned, modern civilization cannot 
get along without them. Laws have been enacted providing for the asso- 
ciation of capital to carry on large operations which would be impossible 
for an individual to do, and many times the investment is of such a char- 
acter that no prudent man would be willing to invest his all in it, but is 
wiUing to venture a fixed amount which if lost will not ruin him. Thus 
corporations are given certain powers and privileges and upon them is 
imposed certain limited liabilities and responsibilities. On the other hand 
labor has been left to fight on single handed so far as law is concerned. 
The necessities of labor have, however, caused them to organize among 
themselves, but in order to accomplish their object they have been led to 
do many things not authorized by law and in some instances in direct vio- 
lation of law. Under the existing circumstances it would seem to be the 
part of wisdom and justice to provide for the organizations of corporations 
of labor, with as much power and no greater liability than is imposed on 
corporations of capital. Create them as a body corporate, which may 
make contracts and enforce them, and be empowered in turn to sue and be 
sued, and in short to do anything they may be authorized to do in the 
articles of incorporation. This would place them on an equality, and diffi- 
culties between capital and labor would be settled as other difficulties and 
disagreements are settled, through the courts. It is hardly consistent to 
condemn labor organizations for taking the law into their own hands unless 
some lawful and practicable method is provided for the protection of their 
interests. There is little doubt that there are difficulties in the way of 
carrying out this plan, and it is hardly probable that any law enacted 
would at first be satisfactory, but with the object kept steadily in view of 
providing for equitable contracts and an equitable and practical method 
for their enforcement, in the end success is certain. 



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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. 

The State Geologist, Dr. L. L. Hubbard, makes a report, which is now 
in print, which will prove a valuable addition to the reports heretofore 
made. With the exception of a small volume two years ago, this is the 
first report in fourteen years. It is nearly two years since Dr. Hubbard 
received the appointment of State Geologist, and entered actively on the 
discharge of his duties. It was some months later that Dr. Lane was 
appointed as his, assistant. Both these gentlemen had been engaged in 
the work, and were able to take hold intelligently where their predecessor 
left oflF. 

Heretofore all the specimens and paraphernalia connected with the sur- 
vey had been kept at the Mining School, but it was evident that while 
there was a certain similarity of purpose, it was to the interest of both the 
survey and the school that they should not occupy the same building, 
although it was desirable they should remain in close proximity to each 
other. The liberal people of Houghton contributed $1,000 toward the 
erection of a building, and the Mining School board kindly permitted the 
building to be erected on the Mining School grounds. There was appro- 
priated the sum of $1,250 from the survey fund to finish and equip the 
building, which makes for the survey a comfortable and convenient home. 
It is now believed that this work will be pushed with the vigor and indus- 
try which its importance demands, and the public promptly given the 
result of the work. 

As the law now stands the appropriations for the use of the geological 
survey are paid out upon the order of the Governor. There seems to be no 
good reason why this fund should not take the regular course of other 
appropriations. 

STATE PIONEER SOCIETY. 

This society since its organization has rescued from oblivion many 
valuable and interesting facts connected with the earlv settlement of Mich- 
igan, and which will prove doubly valuable when all those who took part 
in this work have passed away. Their work is one of love for the object in 
which they are engaged, and for which they have neither asked nor 
received any compensation. They only ask that the State print the results 
of their labors, that it may be preserved. The usual amount of $1,000 will 
be needed for the ensuing two years. 

4 ELECTION LAWS. 

There is very little, if any, complaint with reference to the present elec- 
tion law, but in the interest of accuracy and to avoid any change in the 
returns I renew the recommendation of two years ago that provision be 
made for counting the vote at intervals during the day by a separate board. 
As fast as the result is known it should also be posted in at least one pub- 
lic place, and signed by the board, and further results should be added to- 
it during the day. This would prevent any changes for peirtisan purposes 
later in the day. With this arrangement the result of election in most 
cases would be known and the returns made out as early as 6 or 7 o'clock 
in the evening, and as boards usually receive pay for two days, there would 
be no increase in expense, but there would be a guaranty of greater aocu^ 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 37 

racy, because the men would be fresh and would have ample time to count 
the votes and declare the result. 

COUNTY CANVASS. 

The present method of canvassing votes by the board of county can- 
vassers is expensive, and no better done than it could be by a much 
smaller board. This is a matter well worthy of your consideration. 

MICHIGAN MUNICIPAL COMMISSION. 

By the provisions of act No. 169, public acts of 1893, the Governor 
was authorized to appoint a commission to prepare and report a general 
municipal corporation bill, under which all municipalities may become 
incorporated, and Hon. William HartsuflF, Hon. Gerrit J. Diekema and 
Hon. Edwin F. Conely were appointed as such commissioners. Soon after 
appointment Hon. William HartsuflF resigned, owing to press of other 
business, and Hon. Mark S. Brewer was appointed in his place. This 
commission has worked faithfully and earnestly to accomplish what the act 
imposed upon them. It is my understanding that they have not attempted 
to introduce any new or startling provisions into the municipal law, but it 
has been their aim to introduce only well-tried and tested provisions, those 
which have been found after years of use to be satisfactory. It is hoped 
that this report will be such that without material amendment or alteration 
it may be passed early in the session and become a law. I would also urge 
that an amendment to the constitution be early submitted to the people, 
providing that the legislature shall hereafter not be permitted to enact 
special municipal charters. It is hardly necessary to call your attention to 
the great saving of time, litigation and annoyance that would be gained if 
all villages and cities of the same class were brought under the same pro- 
visions of law. 

A bill providing for the incorporation of villages, and one for the smaller 
cities is already prepared and in print, and will be found upon your desks. 

If these bills are passed early in the session it will save a great deal of 
work on proposed amendments to various city and village charters through - 
ont the State. 

BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. 

The number of building and loan and similar associations in the State, 
the large amount of money which they have loaned and on deposit, and the 
number of people who are interested in their management, would seem to 
demand that the State should require reports to be made from these asso- 
ciations, and that they should also be subjected to some State supervision. 
You are respectfully urged to give this important matter your careful 
consideration^ 

CONCLUSION. 

You are charged with vast responsibilities. You are to legislate for two 
and a quarter million of people, with as great a variety of interest as any 
equal number of people in the world. 

You are to provide for institutions which have cost the State more than 
ten million dollars, and the maintenance of which costs a vast amount 



38 JOURNAL OF THE (January 3, 

every year. Every institution, every interest, and every class of our people- 
demand careful consideration at your hands. The same rule in expendi- 
tures should govern you that governs expenditures in private business 
affairs. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. The more 
promptly and thoroughly your work is done, the more hearty will be the 
welcome and approval of your constituents. 

JOHN T. RICH. 

After which the Governor, Justices of the Supreme Court, and the 
State oflScers retired. 

On motion of Senator McLaughlin, 

The joint convention adjourned. 

The Senators having retired. 

The Speaker announced that the Senate and House had met in joint 
convention and listened to the message of the Governor. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Hon. Wm, D. Gordon, Speaker: 

I hereby appoint my assistants as follows: Richard H. Gibson, for first 
assistant; John Sebert, second assistant; Jeremiah H. Anderson, third' 
assistant Sergeant- at- Arms. I hereby appoint Perry E. Wixom as my 
messenger. 

Respectfully, 

A. G. BUTLER, 
SergeanUat-Arms. 

The communication was laid on the table. 

Mr. Wagar offered the following: 

Resolved, That the floor and ante- rooms of the house be reserved for 
the exclusive use of the Senators and Members of the present Legislature,, 
and their respective employes, and the regular press correspondents during 
the holding of a caucus by either the democratic or republican party, ana 
that the Sergeant- at-Arms be and he is hereby instructed to enforce this- 
resolation; 

Which was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Wood, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Wednesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Aplin, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Thursday next. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that the House adjourn; 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m., oni 
Tuesday next. 



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Lansing, Tuesday, January 8, 1895. 

The Hoase met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Prayer by Eev. Mr. Jordan. 

Roll called : quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Belknap, Camburn, Davis, Henry, Kent, 
Eimmis, Linderman, Marsilje, Morse, Otis, and Williams. 

On motion of Mr. Place, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Morse for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Lee for the week. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Davis for the day. 

On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Norman for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Cambnm for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Marsilje for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Hoyt, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Linderman for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Wagar, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kent for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Kempf, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Belknap for the week. 

On motion of Mr. Voorheis, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kimmis until Thursday next. 

On motion of Mr. Parkinson, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Madill for the day. 

Mr. Perry announced that Mr. Clark, member elect from Mason county, 
who was unable on account of sickness to be present at the organiza- 
tion of the House, was now present and desired to take his seat. 

Mr. Clark came forwaid, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of 
o£Sce, and took the seat which had been drawn for him. 

The first second and third Assistant 3ergeants-at-Arms, and the Assist- 
ant Postmaster, came forward, took and subscribed the constitutional oath 
of office and entered on their respective duties. 

Mr. Huggett and Mr. Partridge announced an exchange of seats, Mr. 
Hnggett <»king No. 82, and Mr. Partridge No. 21. 

The Speaker annonnced the following committee assignments: 

Agricultural College — Messrs. Linderman, Ware, Kelly, W. J., Voorheis, 
Rowley. 

Agriculture — Messrs. Curtis, G. M., Otis, Belknap, Cousins, Kent. 

Apportionment — Messrs. Latimer, Partridge, Hicks, Cook, Matthews, 
Williams, Fitzgerald, Kelly, W. J., Eobertson, Baird, Bradbury, Weekes. 

Asylum for Criminal Insane — Messrs. Foster, Cook, Clark, Lee, Moore. 

City Corporations — Messrs. Fisk, Herrig, Chilver, Latimer, Holmes,. 
Saxton, Miller. 

Drainage — ^Messra Peer, Cambnrn, Kingsley, Huggett, Kingsland. 



40 ' JOURNAL OF THE [Januarys, 

Edstem Asylum for Insane — Messrs. Amidon, Westcott, Wolter, Wil- 
dey, Bichardson. 

Education — Messrs. Redfern, Curtis, M. 8., Donovan, Brown, Amidon. 

Elections -Messrs. Place, Norman, Richardson, Robinson, Peer. 

Enrollment —MuBSTB. McNall, Perry, Miller, Linderman, StoU, Voorheis, 
Redfern. 

Federal Mehitions- yi^i^sTB, Donovan, Ohilver, Williams, Wortley, 
Jones. 

Fisheries and Oame- Messrs. Robertson, Foote, Hoyt, Baird, Chilver. 

General Taxation — Messrs. Waldo, Rich, Cathro, Stoll, Baird. 

Geolo(jical Survey Messrs. Robinson, Amidon, Cousins, Wood, 

Kimmis. 

Home far Feeble Minded — Messrs. Kelly, W. D., Partridge, Allen, 
Matthews, Place. 

Horticuliure — Messrs. Otis, Marsh, Whitney, Kingsley, Wood. 

Industri(d School for Boys — Messrs. Rich, Wood, Weeks, Brown, 
Fitzgerald. 

Industrial Home far Girls — Messrs. Lonsbury, Herrig, Kent, McNall, 
Smiley, 

Institution far the Z)ea/— Messrs. Holdeu, Henry, Williams, WoodruflF, 
Belknap. 

Insurance — Messrs. Aplin, Kent, Voorheis, Westcott, Ferguson. 

Judiciary- Messrs, Covell, Matthews, Cook, Partridge, Rice, Kimmis, 
Graham. 

Z/a6or— Messrs. Moore, Herrig, Madill, Pearson, Rich. 

Liquor Traffic— Messrs, Chamberlain, Graham, Wolter, Rogner, Covell. 

Local Taxation — Messrs. Wildey, Donovan, Marsilje, Clark, Foster. . 

Lumber and Salt — Messrs. Fuller, Baird, Cathro, Clark, Davis. 

Michigan Asylum for Insane — Messrs. Cathro, Ware, Mulvey, Marsilje, 
Rose. 

Military Affairs —Messrs, Holmes, Holden, Perry, Fuller, Foote. 

Mines and Minerals -Messrs. Mulvey, Cousins, Allen, Belknap, 
Parkinson. 

Normal School— Messrs. Campbell, H. F., Donovan, Kimmis, Rice, 
Rogner. 

Nartheim Asylum for Insane — Messrs. Jones, Wortley, Edgar, Parkin- 
son, Pearson. 

Printing— Messrs. Henderson, Ferguson, Benoit, Rich, Robertson. 

Private Corporations — Messrs; Campbell, J. T., Kempf, Woodruff, 
iSherwood, Jones. 

Public Health Messrs. Harris, Bsnoit, Edgar, Richardson, Morse. 

Public Lctnds Messrs. Kempf, Lonsbury, Morse, McNall, Norman. 

Railroads — Messrs. Hilton, Chamberlain, Aplin, Kelly, W. D., Davis, 
Fitzgerald, Floo^. 

Religious and Benevolent Societies Messrs. Perry, Ware, Belknap, Hen- 
derson, Marsh. 

Roads and Bridges — Messrs. Henry, Kelly, W. J., Parkinson, Mulvey, 
Bradbury. 

Rules and Joint Rules — Messrs. Partridge, Waite, Donovan, Smiley. 
Kelly, W. D. 

School for the Blind — Messrs. Lee, Robinson, Otis, Redfern, Hilton. 

School of Mines — Messrs. Kingsley, Waldo, Benoit, Campbell, J. T., 
Curtis, G. M. 



1895] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 41 

Soldie^^s' Home — Messrs. Huggett, Peer, Smith, Camburn, Taylor. 
State Affairs — Messrs. Kingsland, Poote, Brown, Hicks, Donovan. 
Slate Capitol and Public Buildings — Messrs. Edgar, Donovan, Fisk, 
Taylor, Holmes. 

Slate House of Correction — Messrs. Sherwood, Rowley, Cousins, Fisk, 
Chamberlain. 
State Library — Messrs. Curtis, M. S., Allen, Marsilje, Smith, Foster. 
State Prison — Messrs. Davis, StoU, Latimer, Whitney, Marsh. 
State Public School — Messrs. Bradbury, Saxton, Wagar, Madill, Kempf. 
Supplies and Expenditures — Messrs. Pearson, Lonsbury, Rowley, 
Moore, Place. 

Towns and Cowwf/es- Messrs, Hoyt, Camburn, Campbell, H. F., Weeks 
Huggett. 
University — Messrs. Waite, Curtis, M. S., Graham, Fuller, Harris. 
Upper Peninsula Asylum /or Insane — Messrs. Hicks, Henderson, Lin- 
derman, Donovan, Covell. 

Upper Peninsula Prison — Messrs. Flood, Miller, Kingsland, Smiley. 
Ferguson. 
Village Corporations — Messrs. Taylor, Madill, Morse, Whitney, Wortlev. 
Ways and Means — Messrs. Rose, Campbell, J. T., Wagar, Wildey, Smith, 
Lee, Donovan. 

Select Committee on Municipal Legislation — Messrs. Waite, WoDdruflf, 
Norman, Henry, Harris. 
The Speaker announced the following appointments: 
Keeper of the document room— Frank W. Redfern, Clinton. 
Assistant keeper of the document room — William Schmidt, Wayne. 
Assistant keeper of cloak room — Henry Harris, Lenawee. 
Assistant janitor — Joseph Raby, Bay. 

" Albert Chapman, Calhoun. 
W. E. Stocking, Washtenaw. 
D. P. Wilcox, Jackson. 
" N. W. Herrington, Leelanau. 
Oscar F. Smith, Bay. 
Janitor for the galleries — Peter Earl, Ingham. 
Janitress for the galleries — Loise J. Boyce, Ingham. 
Messenger for the floor of the House — Prank Gilbert, Wayne. 

" " " " " " Charles I. Norman, Sanilac. 
'' " '' " " " Harold Weekes, Kent. 
" ** " " ** " Harry E. Wagar, Montcalm. 
'' '' " '^ '' " John Fuller, Jackson. 
" " " " '' " Reuben Blumberg, Wayne. 
" " " '' " " William J. Covell, Monroe. 
'' " " " " " William Monteith, Marquette. 
" " " " *' '' Roy C. Lyle, Kent. 
" " " " " " Harry Whitely, Otsego. 
Clerk to the representatives of the press — Hannibal Allen Hopkins, 
Ottawa. 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 1. By Mr. Kingsland: Petition of Spencer Barnes and 50 other 
citizens of Benton Harbor, relative to prisonmade goods. 

On demand of Mr. Kingsland, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 



42 JOURNAL OF THE ^ January 8, 

To the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan: 

The undersigned manufacturers and citizens of Michigan, respectfuUv 
petition your honorable body to enact the proper legislation to cause all 
prison made goods to be branded as such. We believe that the goods man- 
ufactured by the various State prisons and houses of correction should be 
so branded. Your petitioner would respectfully call your attention to the 
fact that, if it is deemed wise to so desimate prison made goods, that it 
should be done by branding instead of labels. 

Your petitioners respectfully represent that the practice of manufactur- 
ing goods in these various prison institutions and placing them on the 
market in open competition with the labor of free men, operates to the 
great injustice of the latter. It is a great hardship both to the manufact- 
urer and the laborer who comes in competition with these goods. We 
believe that we are entitled at least to the protection that would be afforded 
by the announcement to the public that the goods are prison made. 

Trusting that the wisdom of your honorable bodies will discover some 
method for protecting honest free labor and manufacturers who are doing 
business on their -own capital, your petitioners will ever pray. 

Referred to the committee on Labor, 

No. 2. By Mr. Amidon: Petition of D. C. Bigbee, S. W. Seeley and 32 
others, relative to the issue of railroad passes to members of the Legislature. 
JKeferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVEBNOB. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Executive Oppice, ) 
Lansing, January 8, 1895. \ 

To Hon. William D. Gordon^ Speaker of the HoiLse of Representatives: 

Sib — I have the honor of announcing the following appointments: 
Private Secretary — Arthur P. Loomis, of Ionia. 
Executive Olerk — J. Herbert Cole, of Lapeer. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor. 

MESSAGES FBOM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chahbeb, ) 
Lansing, January 3, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the Attorney Gen- 
eral is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a messenger for his 
oflSce, to serve during the session of the Legislature; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD. 

Secretary of the Senate, 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.' 4& 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambbb, [ 
Lansing, Jantuiry '2, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution : 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the State Printer 
be instructed to forward one copy of the daily Journal to each daily and 
weekly newspaper published within the State, and to each State oflScer, or 
member of State commission, supreme, circuit and probate judge, t5ounty 
clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, prosecuting attorney, circuit 
court commissioner, and to each public library, board of trade, superior 
and recorder's court in the State, and to each county school commisdioner 
and superintendent of each union school in the State, and that the amount 
of postage on such copies of said Journal be paid by the State Treasurer 
on the warrant of the Auditor General, on the presentation of bills duly 
certified by the postmaster at Lansing, and by the State Printer, showing 
that such stamps have been purchased and used only for the payment of 
postage on said copies of said Journal hereby ordered to be distributed; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 8, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring). That the Governor be 
and is hereby authorized to appoint an executive messenger; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respec&uUy asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to examine, 
settle and pay the claims of Ingham county, in said state, for all the 



44 * JNURNAL OF THE [January 8, 

^expenses of said county on account of the recent and pending prosecutions 
by the State of the several persons charged with neglect of duty, fraud, 
conspiracy and misdemeanor in connection with the canvass and return of 
votes on amendments submitted to the people in 1891 and 1893 in relation 
to salaries of State officers. 

Mr. Kingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 8 of an act entitled '^ An act to authorize the 
formation of gas light companies," approved February 12, 1885, being 
section 4175 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 25 of 
the public acts of 1889, entitled an act to amend sections 2, 6 and 8 of 
an act entitled ^' An act to authorize the formation of gas light compa- 
nies," • approved February 12, 1885, as heretofore amended, approved 
March 23, 1889. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to protect certain street railway employes from the inclemencies 
of the weather. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill providing for additional buildings, at the asylum for the insane 
located at Newberry, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for the furnish- 
ing and equipment of said asylum, including the erection of water tower 
and connections, pumps, boilers and electric light plant, and for a working 
capital for said asylum, and making an appropriation therefor. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to intro- 
duce 

A bill amending the game laws, changing the open season for killing of 
deer in the Upper Peninsula, also providing for a license of all persons 
engaged in the hunting of deer in the state; also providing a license fee of 
twenty-five dollars for all non-residents of the State of Michigan engaged 
in the hunting of deer in this State. 

Mr. Kempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the commitment of patients from other states to pri- 
vate institutions, hospitals, homes or retreats in Michigan. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section three of act number one hundred and eighty- 
seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled 
an act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry, and the due 
registration of the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of the 
provision of the same, approved May 21, 1887. 

Mr. Oovell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the protection of life and property against insecure 
steam boilers, and for the establishment of a system of inspection of 
steam boilers in certain cases, and examination and licensing of engineers, 
or boiler attachment. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 135 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1893, 
entitled " An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 45 

and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore 
or hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establish- 
ing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of 
lands delinqaent for taxes and farther inspection and disposition of lands 
bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act No. 
200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in 
anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act" 

Mr. Donovan gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill entitled a bill to establish a Normal School at Bay City, Michigan. 

Mr. Donovan gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act number 77 of the public acts of 1889, entitled "An 
act to prohibit the selling, giving or furnishing tobacco in any of itft 
(onns to minors, and providing a penalty therefor." 

Mr. McNall gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to organize a graded school district in the township of North 
Star, Qratiot county. 

Mr. Williams gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Baroda, in the county of Berrien. 

Mr. Bedfem gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 18 of act No. 147 of 
the public acts of 1891, being an act entitled "An act to provide for the 
election of a county commissioner of schools, for the appointment of school 
examiners, and to define the duties and fix the compensation for the same^ 
and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions 
of this act." 

Mr. Hilton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 211, public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to pro- 
vide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to define 
his duties and fix his compensation. 

Mr. Hilton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the erection of suitable outbuildings for school 
honses, and to establish certain regulations for the keeping of the same 
in proper condition. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the city of Benton Harbor, in the county of 
Berrien, and to repeal act No. 347 of the local acts of 1891, approved cfune 
5,1891. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the city of St. Joseph, in the county of Berrien,, 
and repeal act No. 348 of the local acts of 1891, approved June 15, 1891. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to extend the boundaries of the village of Watervliet in the county 
of Berrien, and amend the charter of said village. 



46 JOURNAL OF THE [January 8. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to extend the boundaries of the village of Coloma in the county 
of Berrien, and amend the charter of said village. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article IX of 
the constitution of this State relative to the salaries of certain State and 
judicial officers and providing that the Legislature shall have authority to 
fix and determine the same. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment of a 9lerk to the judge of probate 
of Si Clair county. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the examination and appraisal of primary school, 
«wamp and other lands owned or held in trust by the State, and to repeal 
act No. 99 of the public acts of 1875 and acts amendatory thereof. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to repeal act No. 189 of the public acts of 1893, and to revive and 
re-enact the provisions of law in force at the passage thereof. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the distribution of the estates of insolvents, the 
jurisdiction, powers and duties of certain courts and officers therein, and 
the punishment of fraudulent and other prohibited acts in relation to the 
subject matter, being a general insolvency law. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce ^ 

A bill to incorporate the village of Empire, in the county of Leelanau. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Crystal City, in the county of Benzie. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled, "At act to amend an 
act entitled, *An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit and to 
repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith, approved June 7, 
1883,' by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893. 

Mr. Harris gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of South Arm in Charlevoix county, 
Michigan, to borrow money for use in building roads and bridges and to 
issue bonds therefor. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section one of article nine 
of the Constitution of this State, relative to salaries of state officers. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the compulsory education of children. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 47 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the district board and board of education of all the 
public schools of the State to provide free text-books for all the pupils of 
their re8X)ective districts, and to establish certain regulations for the 
enforcement of the same. 

Mr. Whitney gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of Tittabawassee, in Saginaw county, to 
borrow $12,000 on its bonds to build a bridge across the Tittabawassee 
river. 

Mr. Hoyt gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for holding teachers' institutes in the several counties 
of this State. 

Mr. Westcott gave notice that at some future day be would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 10 of act No. 196 public acts of Michigan, 
approved June 18, 1887, to regulate the practice of pharmacy. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 145 of the session laws of 
1873, entitled "An act to reorganize the Agricultural College of the State 
of Michigan, and to establish a State Board of Agriculture," being section 
4977 of HoweU's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan. 

Mr. Williams gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Niles, county of Berrien. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 63, of the laws of 1889, entitled " An act relative 
to the board of county auditors for the county of Wayne and to their 
powers, duties and compensation," approved April 23, 1889. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill fixing the name of the asylum for the insane located at Newberry 
in the upper peninsula of Michigan. 

Mr. Robinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill making an appropriation for the current and running expenses of 
tbe Michigan Mining School until the general appropriation for that pur- 
pose shall be available. 

Mr. Kingoland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to change the names of Peter William Rencha, Mabel Eugenie 
Bencba and Mabel Viola Rencha to William Leon Schuyler, Mabel 
Engenie Schuyler and Mabel Viola Schuyler. 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the public schools of the city of Manistee, Manis- 
tee county, MicbigHU. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 



48 JOURNAL OF THE [January 8, 

A bill to prohibit the use of the four wheeled caboose, or "jumper," for 
the transportation of passengers or trainmen upon any of the railroads 
of this State by any person, company or corporation operating over fifty- 
miles of road, for the carrying of passengers or employes, and prescribing 
a penalty therefor. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased per- 
sons to the county treasurer in certain cases. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a normal 
school in the Upper Peninsula, and making an appropriation therefor. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Ewen, in the county of Ontonagon. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 319 of the local acts of 1898, entitled "An act to 
allow the village of Ontonagon, in the county of Ontonagon, and State of 
Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of $30,000 to build 
water works and electric light plant." 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to disorganize the village of Wakefield in the county of Gogebic. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Bessemer, in the county of 
Gogebic. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Ironwood, in the county of 
Gogebic. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Kingsland oflPered the following: 

Resolved, That a special committee of five be appointed by the Speaker 
to investigate and report what committees should be supplied with clerks, 
and to assign to the several committees the rooms respectively to be occu- 
pied by them; said committees being the standing committees and the 
select committee this day appointed; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Kingsland offered the following: 

Resolved, That the committee on Ways and means be and are hereby 
directed to ascertain and report to the House the number of miles of travel 
for which each member, officer and employ^ of the House is entitled to 
draw mileage; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Chamberlain oflFered the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be 
instructed to furnish one copy of the Legislative Manual to each school 
library in the State upon a statement signed by three member of the 
school board to the effect that their school district has a library at the 



1885.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 49 

Bchool house of not less than twenty volumes of useful books, and the 
written promise on the part of said board that said Manual shall remain 
at the school house where it may be used by the pupils as a book of 
reference during all the time school is taught in the district; 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

Mr. Covell offered the following: 

Resolvedy That there be printed for the use of this House, 1,500 copies 
of the Daily Journal, the same to be delivered at the House document 
room, and distributed under the supervision of the document room keeper. 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Wildey offered the following: 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the Speaker to con- 
sider the Governor's message, and refer the diflFerent portions thereof to 
appropriate committees; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. H. F. Campbell offered the following: 

Resolved, That there be paid to the Chief Clerk and the Journal Clerk 
the snms of $25.00 and $15.00, respectively, for their services in accord- 
ance with the statute, in preparing for the present session and organizing 
this House; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Perry offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the Speaker be permitted to employ a clerk to aid him in 
such matters connected with his oflScial duties as require clerical services; 

Which was adopted. 

The Speaker announced as the committee to consider the Grovernor's 
message and refer the different portions thereof to appropriate committees, 
Messrs. Ware, Voorheis, Sherwood, Partridge and Cousins. 

The Speaker announced as the committee to group committees and assign 
rooms for their use, Messra Kingsland, Waldo, Hoyt, Herrig and Cham- 
berlain. 

Mr. Covell oflPered the following: 

Resolved, That His Excellency, the Govamor of this State, be requested 
to report to this House his action, if any, under and by virtue of concur- 
rent resolution No. 34, session laws of 1893, entitled "Concurrent resolu- 
tion authorizing the Governor to investigate the construction of a road on 
Bois Blanc island, and to take steps to revest in the State of Michigan 
lands, patented for the construction of said road;" 

And that he be further requested to transmit to this House a copy of 
the report made to him by the commissioner appointed to examine and 
determine the facts under and by virtue of said resolution. 

Which was adopted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved hy the House (the Senate concurring). That it shall be the 
dnty of each member to designate in some manner the amendments 
offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be 
instructed to print such proposed amendments in italics in the printed 
bills furnished the members; 

Which was withdrawn. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House adjourned. 



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Lansing, Wednesday, January 9, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. • 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Gambum, Davis, Ferguson, and Hoyt. 
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 
All absentees were excused for the day. 
The Speaker announced the following appointments: 
Speaker's Messenger — Paul Taylor, St. Clair. 
Document Roam Messenger — Earle Bangs, Van Buren. 
Committee Room Messenger — Boss Madiil, Huron. 
Messenger for the floor of the House — Daniel Patrick, Ionia. 
Speaker's Clerk — V. A. Mode, Midland. 

BEPOBTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES. 

By the special committee to group committees for clerks, and the 
assignment of rooms to committees: 

Tour special committee appointed in compliance with the following 
resolution: 

Resolved, That a special committee of five be appointed by the Speaker 
to investigate and report what committes should be supplied with clerks, 
and to assign to the several committees the rooms respectively to be occu- 
pied by them, said committees being the standing committees and the 
select committee this day appointed; 

BespectfuUy report the following assignment of rooms to committees: 

Room A — Insurance, Boads and Bridges, Towns and Counties, Local 
Taxation and State Library. 

Room B — Janitors. 

Room C7— State House of Correction, State Prison, Upper Peninsula 
Prison, Normal School, School of Mines, Federal Belations and Supplies 
and Expenditures. 

Room D— Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Room ^— Clerk. 

Room F — State Affairs, Education, Agriculture, Agricultural College, 
Mines and Minerals. 

Room O — Chief Clerk's Assistants. 

Room H — Ways and Means, General Taxation, Fisheries and Game, 
Public Lands, State Capitol and Public Buildings. 

Room I — Enrolling Committee and Clerks. 

Room J — Judiciary, Elections, Geological Survey, Lumber and Salt. 

Room K — Industrial Home for Boys, Industrial School for Girls, Insti- 
tution for Deaf, State Public School, School for Blind, Beligious and 
Benevolent Societies. 

Room L — Railroads, Private Corporations, Labor, Horticulture, Rules 
and Joint Rules. 

Room M- Asylums for the Insane, Home for Feeble Minded, and 
University. 

Rooty N — Village Corporations, Military Affairs, Liquor TratBc, Print- 
ing, Soldiers Home, Manufactures. 



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Room O— City Corporations, Drainage, Public Health, Internal Improve- 
ments. Apportionment and Select Committee, and Municipal Legislation. 

Tour committee also recommend ia clerk be assigned to each of the fol- 
lowing; groups of committees: 

1— Ways and Means, General Taxation, and Fisheries and Game. 

2— City Corporations, Drainage, Public Health, and Public Lands. 

3 — Judiciary and Elections. 

4 — State Affairs, Education, and Agriculture. 

5 — Vill€4^e Corporations, Liquor Traffic, Military Affairs, and Printing. 

6 — Bail roads, Private Corporations, and Labor. 

7 — Insurance, Boads and Bridges, Towns and Counties, and Local Tax- 
ation. 

8— Apportionment and Select Committee on Municipal Legislation. 

Andyonr committee recommend that the committee clerks for each 
group be selected by the chairman of the committees composing such group; 
and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. 

R L. KINGSLAND, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

Mr. J. T. Campbell moved to amend the recommendation of the commit- 
tee relative to the method of the selection of clerks for the committees, so 
that the selection shall be made by the members of the most important 
committee in each group. 

Hr. Waldo moved to amend the amendment so as to allow the selection 
of clerks to be made by the total membership of each committee group; 

Which motion did not prevaiL * 

The question being on the motion to amend the report so as to leave the 
selection of clerk to the most important committee in each group; 

The motion did not prevail. 

The report was then adopted. 

By the Select Committee on Governor's Message : 

The select committee to whom was referred the Governor's message, 
respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to report the same back to the House, and recommend 
that its several portions be referred as follows: 

To the committee on Judiciary, that portion of the message relating to 
financial legislation; that portion referring to State prisons which relates 
to the pardoning power and the contracts of prison officers; also to the 
Dairy and Food Commission; also to salaries and official bonds; also to 
Supreme Court; 

To the committee on Ways and Means, that portion relating to postage 
account, and to the State Pioneer Society; 

To the committee on Eailroads, that portion which relates to charters 
and taxation of railroads; 

To the committee on University, that portion relating to the University 
of Michigan; 

To the committee on School of Mines, the recommendations relating to 
the same; 

To the committee on Home for Feeble Minded, the recommendations 
for the care of epileptic patients now in the asylums for the insane, and 
other recommendations relating to the said home; 



52 JOURNAL OF THE [ January 9. 

To the committee on Labor, such portions of the report on State prisons 
as relate to contract labor; also that portion relating to factory inspection; 
also to organizations of labor; 

To the committee on State Affairs, that portion which relates to the 
expense incurred in the removal of certain State officers, and to labor 
strikes; 

To the committee on Agriculture, that portion relating to Farmers' 
Institutes; 

To the committee on Horticulture, that portion relating to the State 
Horticultural Society; 

To thie committee on Military Affairs, that portion relating to the Chick- 
amauga Commission, and to the Antietam Commission; also to the Michi- 
gan national Cxuard; 

To the coujmittee on Geological Survey, that portion relating to that 
subject; 

To the committee on Elections, that portion relating to election laws and 
to county canvass; 

To the committee on Private Corporations, that portion which relates to 
building and loan associations; 

And to the special committee on report of the Municipal Corporation 
Commission, that portion of the message relating to the work of said 
commission; 

And your committee would further recommend the appointment of a 
special committee of five members, to which shall be referred that portion 
of the message relating to State prisons, particularly referring to the cost 
of maintenance of said prisons and the appointment of wardens. 

JOS. B. WARE, Chairman^ 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report. 

The same was adopted. 

MESSAGES FBOM THE GOVBBNOB. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Executive Opfiob, ) 
Lansing, January 9, 1895, ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

tSir — In pursuance of a concurrent resolution passed by the Senate and 
House of Representatives, I have this day appointed Ford S. Chapman aa 
messenger at this office, with duties commencing January 2, 1895. 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Oovenwr. 

The message was laid on the table. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Executive Office, V 
Lansing, January 9, 1895. ) 

Hon. William D. Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I herewith transmit bills providing for the incorporation of viU . 
lages and cities of the fourth class, just received from the Municipal Com> 



1896.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 53 

mission, appointed under the provisions of act No. 169, of the public 
acts of 1893, which are snbmitted for the respectful consideration of the 
Legislature. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor, 
Accompanying the Governor's message is the following report : 
To the Oovemor: 

The Municipal Commission is prepared to report progress in the per- 
formance of the duties devolving upon it. Soon after the Board had been 
organized, and before any actual work had been undertaken, Gen. Hartsuff, 
one of the members, resigned, and the vacancy was filled in June last. 
Several conferences were Soon after held in order to consider the scope of 
the work devolving upon the Commission. After full consideration it was 
fonnd necessary, in the judgment of the Commission, to divide the cities 
into four classes. This necessitated the preparing of four bills, besides 
the bill relating to villages. Steps were taken to gather such necessary 
information touching the wants of the cities of the several classes as was 
within reach of the Commission. One city of each of the several classes 
was visited by the Commission, and circular letters with formulated ques- 
tions were prepared and sent to nearly every city in the State, as well as, to 
the most important villages. Much information was procured in this man- 
ner which has been of use to the Commission. One of the members of the 
Commission had make his arrangements to visit Europe in June, with the 
expectation of returning about the middle of September. During his 
absence several conferences were held by a majority of the Commi8si6n,for 
the purpose of arranging for their work and putting in shape for use such 
information as they were able to gather. During the last two months the 
Commission, or a majority of the same, have devoted nearly their entire 
time to the preparation of the necessary bills to carry out the object of the 
act under which the Commission was created. After mature consideration, 
it was thought advisable to classify the cities as follows : The first class to 
include all cities with a population above 150,000; second, those cities 
having a population exceeding 50,000, and less than 150,000; third, those 
cities having a population of 10,000, and not exceeding 50,000; fourth, 
cities having a population of less than 10,000. 

The bill for the incorporation of villages is now prepared and printed, as 
well as the bill incorporating or reincorporating cities of the fourth class 
We piresent herewith copies of such bills, suggesting that the same be laid 
before the Legislature without delay, for consideration. The bill for the 
reincorporation of cities of the third class is now under consideration and 
partially completed. It is' the expectation of the Commission that such 
bill will be ready to lay before the Legislature by the 15th inst. Bills gov- 
erning cities of the first and second class will be prepared without delay. 

No one unfamiliar with such work can realize the difficulties, as well as 
the labor, involved in the preparation of such bills. The difference in the 
municipal machinery of cities of the third and fourth class, and in the 
officials in such municipalities, as well as the difference in the power of 
taxation, salaries of officials and other matters, creates obstacles difficult to 
overcome, and which require the greatest study and care, yet we apprehend 
the object desired by the Legislature will be reached. 



54 JOURNAL OP THE [ January 9, 

In 1873 the Legislature passed a general law for the inoorporation of vil- 
lages, as well as such a law for the incorporation of cities. These laws 
were not compulsory, and hence cities and villages have become incorpo- 
rated under them or not, as they saw fit. Upon the voluntary action of the 
cities and villages, we find, upon examination, that about three-fourths of 
all the villages m the State have become incorporated under such general 
village law, and sixteen out of seventy of existing cities are incorporated 
under such general law for the incorporation of cities. From investigation 
given to the matter, the Commission have found such cities and vulages 
as are incorporated under such general laws, generally well satisfied, and 
their officers have but few suggestions to give, or make, towards material 
changes. The machinery under the former law for the incorporation of 
cities was too limited, apparently, for large cities, and hence no large 
city availed itself of its provisions. The Commission have made such 
former acts somewhat the ^oundwork of their bills, enlarging the powers 
of the officials as well as oithe corporation so as to make the same as com- 
plete as possible, in order to carry out the necessary duties which should 
devolve upon such municipality. The Commission have not thought it 
advisable to make any radical changes in the government of our munici- 
palities, but have deemed it more important, for the present, to formulate 
■uoh general laws under which such municipalities misht, with unity, act, 
believing that such improvements as might be thought advisable in the 
direction of reforms in administration could better hereafter be made as 
public sentiment should warrant the same. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

GERRIT J. DIEKEMA, 
President of the Municipal Commission. 

The message and accompanying report were laid on the table. 

The Governor's message also transmitted two bills, the work of th^ 
Municipal Commission. 

The Speaker announced that the bills would lie on the table pending 
the necessary notice for their introduction in compliance with the consti- 
tution, as they were understood to be amendatory of some existing charters. 

NOTIOBS. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893. 

Mr. Harris gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to divide the State into twelve congressional districts. 

Mr. Harris gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to apportion the representatives among the several counties and 
districts of this State. 

Mr. Harris gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill for the apportionment of Senators in the State Legislature. 

Mr. Eempf gave notice that at some fuutre day he would sak leave to 

introduce 

A bill to report the arrival of passenger trains at all stations having tele- 
graph connections. 



1805.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 55 

Mr. BiowQ gave notice that at some future day he would ask leaye to 
introduce • 

A bill to establiah a Normal School in Central Michigan. 

Mr. StoU gave notice that at some future day he' would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 8 of act No. 206, of public acts of 1893. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 17, and section 20 of chapter 2, section 21 of 
chapter 3, and section 11, of chapter 11, of act No. 164, of the public 
acts of 1881, being sections 5049, 6052, 5073, and 5146, of Howell's anno- 
tated statutes, entitled ''An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating 
to public instruction, and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and 
acts contravening the provisions of this act" 

Mr. Parkinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for a uniformity of text- books to be used in all of the 
public schools of this State. 

Mr. Parkinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to mtroduce 

A bill to provide for the printing of all text-books to be hereafter used 
in all the public schools of this State, and for the furnishing of such 
books to the school boards handling same without charge to pupils, 
at actual cost ' 

Mr. W. D. Kelly gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill entitled an act for the employment, defining the duties and fixing 
the compensation of a stenographer for the fourteenth judicial circuit, 
State of Michigan, and to provide for the collection and disposition of the 
atenographer's fees. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution entering the protest of Michigan to the present plan 
of immigration. 

Mr. Puller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Doyle, in the 
connty of schoolcraf t, and to attach the same to the township of Germf ask^ 
in the same county. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Kalamazoo. 

Mr. Norman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 28, article 4, of 
the constitution of this State relative to the introduction of bills in the 
Legislature. 

Mr. Norman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 54 of act No. 206, session laws of 1893. 

Mr. Miller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 135 of public act No. 206 of 1893. 



56 JOURNAL OF THE ( January 9, 

Mr. Oatbro gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the public shools of the township of Briley, 
Montmorency county. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Elkton, Huron county. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled " An act to authorize the 
Board of control to transfer the Saint Mary's Falls ship canal, with the 
property belonging to the same, to the United States," approved March 
'3, A. D. 1881. The same being act No. 17 of the Session Laws of 1881. 
Said section 2 being compiler's section 5504 of HowelPs Annotated Stat- 
utes; so as to authorize the use and expenditure of materials and funds 
therein mentioned for the construction of a marine hospital. 

Mr. H. F. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 472, session laws of 1887, entitled 
" An act to incorporate the village of Sherman, in the county of Wexford," 
approved May 21, 1887. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he w6uld ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend chapter 252 of Howells annotated statutes, being chapter 
180 of the compiled laws of 1871, entitled of clerks of the supreme and 
circuit courts and to repeal all acts inconsistent herewith. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of the county of Wayne to the county of Blank. 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for vacating cemeteries in townships. 

Mr. Linderman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to authorize the State Board of Agriculture to hold institutes 
and to establish a course of reading and lectures for the instruction of 
citizens of this State, in the various branches of agriculture, and making 
appropriation therefor. 

Mr. Linderman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to make an appropriation for the support of the State Agricul- 
tural College, for the erection and repair of buildings, and other improve- 
ments at said College. 

Mr. Weekes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of Lowell. 

Mr. Weekes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of Geo. Henry Irons to Henry Wilson. 

INTRODUCTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



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Honse bill No. 1, entitled 

A bill to authorize the commitment of patients from other states to 
priTate institutions, hospitals, homes or retreats in Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and sec6nd time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Hilton, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introdaced 

House bill No. 2, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 211, public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to 
define his duties and fix his compensation. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Oovell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 3, entitled 

A bill to provide for the distribution of the' estates of insolvents, the 
jurisdiction, powers and duties of certain courts and officers therein, and 
the punishment of fraudulent and other prohibited acts b^ relation to the 
subject matter, being a general insolvency law. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 4, entitled 

A bill to provide for the protection of life and property against insecure 
steam boilers, and for the establishment of a system of inspection of 
steam boilers in certain cases, and examination and licensing of engineers, 
or boiler attendants. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the. 
committee on State affairs. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 5, entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 189 of the public acts of 1893, entitled '' An act 
to amend sections 1, 5, 9 and 10 of act No. 140 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled ^ An act to provide for the* selection, care and disposition of the 
lands donated to the State of Michigan by act of congress,' approved July 
% 1862, for the endowment of colleges, for the benefit of agriculture and 
the mechanics arts,'* approved March 18, 1863, being compiler's sections 
5368, 5372, 5376 and 5377 of Howell's annotated statutes, and section 2 of 
act Na 95 of the session laws of 1875, entitled ''An act to provide for the 
examination of certain forfeited and part paid agricultural college, salt 
spring and other lands," approved April 22, 1875, as amended by act No, 
51 of the session laws of 1879, being compiler's section 5256 of Howell's 
annotated statutes, and to revive and rednact the provisions of law in force 
at the passage of said act No. 189 of the laws of 1893. 

The bUl was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 6, entitled 

A bill to provide for the examination and appraisal of primary school, 
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swamp and other lands owned or held in trust by the State, and to repeal 
at No. 99 of the public acts of 1875 and acts amendatory thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 7, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Empire, in the county of Leelenau. 

■The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Tillage Corporations. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled '* An act to amend an 
act entitled ^ An act to provide a charter for the cib^ of Detroit, and to- 
repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith, approved June 7^ 
1883,' by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referrred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 9, entitled 

A bill to amend section 135 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1893',. 
entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 
and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore 
or hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establish- 
ing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of 
lands delinquent for taxes and farther inspection and disposition of landa 
bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act No. 
. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in any- 
wise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

Mr. Whitney, previous notice having been given and leave being granted ; 
introduced 

House bill No. 10, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Tittabawassee, in Saginaw county, to 
borrow $12,000 on its bonds to build a bridge across the Tittabawassee 
river. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and counties. 

Mr. Bobinson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 11, entitled 

A bill making an appropriatioti for the current and running expenses of 
the Michigan Mining School until the general appropriation for that 
purpose shall be available. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on School of Mines. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 12, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of an act entitled " An act to authorize the 



189&] UOUBB OF REPRESENTATIVES. 69 

fonnation of gas light' companies," approved February 12, 1885, being 
section 4175 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 25^. 
of the public acts of 1889, entitled " Ail act to amend sections 2, 6 and 8 of 
an act entitled ' An act to authorize the formation of gas light compa- 
nies,'" approved February 12, 1885, as heretofore amended, approved 
March 23, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 13, entitled 

A bill to change the names of Peter William Bencha, Mabel Eugenie 
Bencha and Mabel Viola Bencha to William Leon Schuyler, Mabel 
Eugenie Schuyler and Mabel Viola Schuyler. 

'ihe bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Harris, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 14, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of South Arm, in Charlevoix county,. 
Michigan, to borrow money for use in building roads and bridges and to 
isBue- bonds therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 1, entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 
9 of the constitution of this State, relative to salaries of State officers. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
oonunittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 2, entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article IX of 
the constitution of this State relative to the salaries of certain State and 
judicial officers and providing that the Legislature shall have authority te 
fix and datermine the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND BBSOLUTION8. 

Mr. Fisk offered the following: 

Resolvedj That House rule No. 41 be amended so as to provide that the 
committee on Cit^ Corporations shall consist of 7 members and the com- 
mittee on Apportionment of 12 members; 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Rules and Joint Rules. 

Mr. Wilde offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it shall be the 
daty of each member td designate in some manner the amendments 
offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be 
instmcted to print such proposed amendments between bold-faced brackets 
in the printed bills furnished the members; 

Laid over one day under the rules. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be 
instructed to furnish one copy of the Legislative Manual to each school 
library in the State upon a statement signed by three members of the 
school board (to the effect that their school district has a library at the 
school house of not less than twenty volumes of useful books, and the 
written promise on the pfirt of said board) that said Manual shall remain 
at the school house where it may be used by the pupils as a book of 
reference during all the time school is taught in the district 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 

Mr. Marsh moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words, 
''to the effect that their school district has a library at the schpol house, 
of not less than twenty volumes of useful books, and the written promise 
on the part of the board;'* 

Which motion prevailed. 

The resolution as amended was then adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Jones, the House took a recess until 2 o'clock p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock p, m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Boll called: quorum present 
The House resumed the 

REPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committees composing group 4: 

The committees on State Afiraiirs, Education, and Agriculture, being 
group 4, 

BeispectfuUy report that they have chosen Moses B. Hopkins as their 
clerk for this session. 

E. L. KINGSLAND, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committees discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The report was adopted. 

By the committees composing group 5: 

The committees on Village Corporations, Printing, Liquor Traffic and 
Military Affairs being group 5; 

BespectfuUy report that they have appointed F. A. Chamberlain of 
Gogebic county as their clerk for the session. 

E. B. TAYLOR, 
DONALD HENDERSON, 

F. C. CHAMBERLAIN, 
ARTHUR L. HOLMES, 

Chairmen. 
Rei)ort accepted and committees discharged. 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPBESENTATIVES. 61 

The qnestion being on the adoption of the report, 
The same was adopted. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 196 of the session laws of 1893. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and*5 of act No. 25 of the public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to provide for three additional circuit judges for the third 
jadicial circuit/' as amended by act No. 120 of the public acts of 1893, so 
as to provide for one additional circuit judge for the third judicial circuit. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 186, of the public acts of 1889, 
entitled "An act to amend section 438Lof the compiled laws of 1871/* being 
section 5851 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to the 
appointment of special administrators. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 16, of chapter 248 of Howell's annotated statutes 
of the State of Michigan, relative to probate courts. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and d\ities. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the emplpyment of child labor. 

Mr. Redfem gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7, of act No. 122, of the session laws of 1889, 
approved May 31, 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the publication and 
distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, boards 
of officers and public institutions of this State, now or hereafter to be 
published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or other* 
wise, and to repeal all existing laws providing for the publication and dis- 
tribution of said laws, documents or reports. 

Mr. Bedfem gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit and prevent adulteration, fraud and deception in the 
manufacture and sale of articles of food and drink, drugs and medicines. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and 
operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and 
other public places to furnish and supply electric light to the inhabitants 
of such cities and villages. 

Mr. Lonsbury gave notice t*hat at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill requiring probate judges to give bonds. 



«2 JOURNAL OP THE [January 9. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 
, House bill No. 16, entitled 

A bill to authorize the judge of probate of St. Clair county to appoint a 
clerk, and prescribing his duties and compensation. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Linderman, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 16, entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for the support of the State Agricultural 
Oollege, for the erection and repair of buildings, and other improvements 
at said college. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Agricultural College. 

Mr. Linderman, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 17, entitled 

A bill to authorize the State Board of Agricalture to hold institutes and 
to establish courses of reading and lectures for the instruction of citizens 
of this State in the various branches of agriculture, and making an appro- 
priation therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
<sommittee on Agricultural College. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 18, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 145 of the session laws of 1873, 
entitled ''An act to reorganize the Agricultural College of the State of 
Michigan, and to establish a State Board of Agriculture,*' being section 
4977 of Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Agricultural College. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave bein^ 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 3, entitled 

A joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to examine, 
settle and pay the claims of Ingham county, in said State, for all the 
expenses of said county on account of the recent and pending prosecu- 
tions by the State of the several persons charged with neglect of duty^ 
fraud, conspiracy and misdemeanor in connection with the canvass and 
return of votes on amendments submitted to the people in 1891 and 1893, 
in relation to salaries of State officers. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

MOTIONS AND BE80LDTIONS. 

Mr. Linderman offered the following: 

Resolved, That a special committee of three be appointed by the 
Speaker to investigate the publishing of documents by the State and to 
report such amendments to existing laws governing such publications as 
their investigations may show necessary; 

Which was adopted. 



1895.) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 63 

Mr. Sherwood offered the following: 

Whebbas, George M. Updyke was employed seven days as temporary 
jaoitor of the Honse, pending the api)ointment of the regular janitors; 
therefore 

Resolvedf That an order for seven days* pay, at $3 per day, be drawn 
for said George M. Updyke; 

Which was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. W. D. KeUy, 

The Honse adjourned. 



Lansing^ Thursday^ January 10, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Roll call: quorum present 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Aplin, Bradbury, Ferguson, Henderson, 
floyt and Taylor. 

On motion of Mr. H. F. Campbell, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

The Speaker announced the following appointments of special com- 
mittees: 

Select committee to investigate the publishing of documents by the 
State, and to report such amendments to existing laws governing such 
publications, as their investigations may show necessary, Messrs. Linder- 
man, Perry, Cousins. 

Select committee to consider that portion of the Governor's message 
relating to State prisons and particularly that portion referring to the cost 
of maintenance of State prisons and appointment of wardens, Messra 
Cathro, Woodruff, Fuller, Voorheis, Campbell, H. F. 

REPORTS OF STANDING OOMMITTEES. 

Bv the committee composing group 1; • 

The committees on Ways and Means, General Taxation, Fisheries and 
Game, being group 1, 

Bespectfuily report that they have chosen Corydon Beach, of Galesburg, 
Mich., as their clerk for this session. 

A. S. ROSE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
The question being on the adoption of the report, 
The same was adopted. 
By the committee on Ways and Means: 

The committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the matter of 
mileage of members and employes of the House, have had the same under 



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I January 10, 



consideration and have directed me to make the following report of mileage 
due the members and employes of the House: 



Members of the HooBe. Milee. 

Mr. Allen .._. 40 

Amidon.. 218 

Aplin , 160 

Baird __. 188 

Belknap 200 

Benoit 174 

Bradbury 168 

Brown 180 

Camburn 180 

Campbell, H. F 384 

Campbell, J. T 26 

Cathro 472 

Chamberlain 1,418 

Chilver 130 

Clark 364 

Cook - -.- 1,172 

Cousins .* 150 

Covell 426 

Curti8,G.M 108 

Curtis, M. 8 96 

Davis 222 

Donovan 160 

Edgar 216 

Ferguson ' 174 



Fisk. 

Fitzgerald 

Flood.... 

Foote 

Foster 



174 

26 

334 

210 

2 

Puller 1,172 

Gordon 176 

Graham 136 

Harris 572 

Henderson ._ 136 

Henry 212 

Herrig 134 

86 
250 
130 
180 
154 
76 
876 
214 
268 
144 
116 
122 



Hicks 

Hilton 

Holden 

Holmes 

Hoyt 

Huggett 

Jones 

KeUy, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 

Kempf 

Kent 

Kimmis 

Kingsland 324 

Kingsley 220 



Memben of the Hoom. 

Mr. Latimer 

Lee 

LindermaQ 

LoDsbury 

Madill 

Marsh 

Marsilje 

Matthews 

McNall 

Miller 

Moore 

Morse 

Mulvey 

Norman 

Otis 

Parkinson 

Partridge 

Pearson 

Peer _• 

Perry 

Place 

Bedfem 

Rice --. 

Rich 

Richardson 

Robertson 

Robinson 

Rogner 

Rose 

Rowley 

Saxton 

Sherwood 

Smiley 

Smith... 

StoU 

Taylor 

Voorheis 

Wagar 

Waite 

Waldo 

Ware 

Weekes... 

Westcott 

Whitney... 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wolter 

Wood.. 

Woodruff 

Wortley 



Uiles. 

218 
140 
286 
268 
360 
200 
184 
174 
170 
152 
174 
110 
870 
296 
214 
282 
182 
844 
120 
430 
160 
164 
556 
76 
230 
282 
1,020 
182 
336 



116 
1,000 

142 
1,058 

174 



170 
152 

1,028 
186 
130 

^000 
74 
218 
254 
320 
174 
306 
210 
172 



1896.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 65 
OFFICERS AND ]BMPLOYES OF THE HOUSE OF BEPRE8ENTATIVE8. 

Chief Clerk .• Lewis M.Miller 2 

Sergeant-at-Arms Abram G. Butler 66* 

Journal Clerk.. Samuel F. Cook 864 

Reading Clerk Justus N. Estabrook. 132 

Corresponding Clerk Morton L. Munson... 176 

Financial Clerk, _. Norton J. Miller 2 

Ist Assistant Sergean t-at- Arms Richard H. Gibson _ _ 120 

2d Assistant 8ergeant-at- Arms John Sebert 174 

3d Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Jeremiah H. Anderson 130 

Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk John N. Poster 

Assistant-Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk- .. 

Assistant Postmaster Edward A. Stimson - . 102 

Janitor Oliver I.- Watkins 124 

Ist Assistant Janitor George W. Cook 78 

2d Assistant Janitor Ernest B. Long 144 

3d Assistant Janitor _. Joseph Raby 164 

4th Assistant Janitor Albert Chapman 92 

oth Assistant Janitor W. E. Stocking 

6th Assistant Janitor _> D. P.Wilcox 60 

7th Assistant Janitor N. W. Herrington 520 

8th Assistant Janitor Oscar F. Smith 156 

Janitor for galleries _ Peter Earl 48 

Janitress for galleries Lois J. Boyce 2 

Docament Room Keeper Frank W. Redfern..- 164 

Assistant Document Room Keeper William Schmidt 174 

Keeper of Cloak Room , George Houston 174 

Assistant Keeper of Cloak Room Henry Harris 202 

Press Clerk H. Allen Hopkins 200 

Committee Clerk, group 1 Corydon Beach 182 

Committee Clerk, group 2 

Committee Clerk, group 3 .__ 

Committee Clerk, group 4 ___ Moses B. Hopkins. .- 130 

Committee Clerk, group 5 F. A. Chamberlin 1,418 

Committee Clerk, group 6 

Committee Clerk, group 7 

Speaker's Clerk V. A. Mode, Midland. 176 

Speaker's Messenger _ .__ Paul Taylor 226 

Chief Clerk's Messenger George D. Hilton . . . _ 250 

Journal Clerk's Messenger Severin Avery _ _ 912 

8ergeant-at- Arms' Messenger Perry E . Wixom 212 

Postoffic« Messenger Geo. H. Headley 130 

Document Room Messenger Earl Bangs 254 

Committee Room Messenger . 

Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk's Messenger. _' 

Floor Messenger Frank Gilbert 178 

Floor Messenger Charles I.Norman..- 296 

Floor Messenger ._._ Harold Weekes .. lOO 

Floor Messenger Harry E. Wagar 152 

Floor Messenger John Fuller--. - 98 

Floor Messenger Reuben Blumberg... 174 

Floor Messenger. ._' William J. Covell 174 

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Milea. 

Floor Messenger William Montieth 876 

Floor Messenger Roy C. Lyle 104 

Floor Messenger _ Harry Whiteley 392 

*Ploor Messen ger Daniel Patrick 90 

Committee Room Messenger Ross Madill 360 

Clerk Committee W. W. Shier 174 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. S. ROSE, 
Chairman Committee on Ways and Means. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The report was adopted. 

By the committees composing group 6: 

The undersigned chairmen of the committees comprising group 6, 
including Railroads, Private Corporations and Labor, would respectfully 
report that Wm. M. Clark, Jr., has been selected to act as clerk of said 
group of committees during the present session. 

GEORGE E. HILTON, Chairman R, R. 

M. G. MOORE, Chairman L. C. 

J. T. CAMPBELL, Chairman P. Cor, 

Report accepted and committees discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The same was adopted. 

By the committees composing group 2: 

By the committees on City Corporations, Drainage, Public Health, and 
Public Lands. 

The committee consisting of the Chairmen of the above named commit- 
tees, beg leave to report that they have appointed William W. Shier, of 
Wayne, as the Clerk of said committees. 

R. KEMPF, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The same was adopted. 

By the committee on Rules and Joint Rules: 

The committee on Rules and Joint Rules, to whom was referred a reso- 
lution to amend rule No. 41, beg leave to report the following amendment 
to said rule and recommend its adoption, viz.: 

Resolved, That rule 41 be and is hereby amended, so as to provide that 
the committee on City Corporations shall consist of seven members, Rnd 
the committee on Apportionment shall consist of thirteen members. 

By order of the committee, 

G. W. PARTRIDGE, 

Chairman . 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The report was adopted, two-thirds of all the members 6lect voting 
therefor. 



1805.] - HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES 67 

MESSAGES FBOM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker annoxiDced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January .9, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

ResolDed (the House concurring), That the documents trimsmitted by 
the Governor relative to the removal of certain State officers oe referred, 
without printing, to the Judiciary committees of the Senate and House of 
Representatives jointly; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber. ) 
Lansing, January 9, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to^the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be 
instructed to furnish one copy of the Legislative Manual to each school 
library in the State upon a statement signed by three members of the 
school board that said Manual shall remain at the school house, where it 
may be used by the pupils as a book of reference during all the time 
school is taught in the district; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Engrossment and 
Enrollment for enrollment. 

communioationb from state officers. 

Attorney General's Office, / 
Lansing, January 9, 1895, \ 

To Hon. William D, . Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I have the honor of announcing that, in accordance with the 
power vested in me by resolution of the Senate of the 3d inst. (duly con- 
curred in by your honorable body), I have appointed Edwin L. March, 
messenger for my office during the session of the Legislature. 

Respectfully yours, 

ERED A. MAYNARD, 

Attorney General. 

The communication was laid on the table. 



68 JOURNAL OP THE [January 10, 

NOTI0B8. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gaye notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article IV of the consti- 
tution of this State by adding a section thereto to stand as section 47» 
empowering the Legislature to enact a law imposing indeterminate senten- 
ces, so-called, as a panishment for crime. 

Mr. Norman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A^bill to provide for the compensation and duties of the stenographer 
of the 24th judicial circuit court. 

Mr. Rice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate the rental allowed for the use of telephones, and 
fixing a penalty for its violation. 

Mr. Eice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 480, of the session laws of 1871, being an act 
entitled ** An act to organize the Union school district of the township of 
Bogers. 

Mr. Rice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Burt, in the 
county of Cheboygan, and attach the same to the township of Tusca- 
rora, in said county. 

Mr. Wagar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for a uniformity of text-books to be used in the schools 
of this State. 

Mr. Belknap gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, of act 119, of the public acts of 1893, being 
an act entitled '^ An act to define what shall constitute fraternal' benefici- 
ary societies, orders or associations, to provide for their incorporation, and 
the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for violation of 
the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all existing^ 
acts inconsistent therewith. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the continuance of the re-compilation and copying 
of the records in the oflSce of the Adjutant General, pertaining to the enlist- 
ment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers and sailors from 
this State during the war of the rebellion, and to make an appropriation 
therefor. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the management and control and for the extension 
of the usefulness of the State Library. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 200, of the public acts of 1889, being an act 
entitled "An act to provide for the election of two justices of the peac^^ 



1895.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 69 

and for the appointment of a justice clerk, and room for holding justice 
coart, in» and for the city of Grand Rapids, and to define their jurisdic- 
tioii« and fix their compensation,'* and to repeal an act entitled *'An act to 
provide for the election of four justices' of the peace, in, and for the city 
of Grand Bapids, and to define their jurisdiction, anij fix their compensa- 
tion," approved March 11, 1881, and all Acts and parts of acts in any wise 
contravening the provisions of this act, by adding thereto a new section 
to be known as section No. 9. 

Mr. Saxton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act Nor 45, of the public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to facilitate the disposal and settlement of taxes, on 
vacant or part paid swamp, school and other lands." approved, March 24, 
1887, as amended by act 69, of the public acts of 1889, approved May 3, 



Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill providing for the election of an assessor, in and for the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and prescribing his powers, 
duties and compensation. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill providing for a board of review of assessments in the city of Iron 
Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and to repeal act No. 273 of the 
local acts of 1893, being an act entitled "An act to provide for a board of 
review of assessment in the city of Iron Mountain in the county of 
Menominee." 

Mr. H. F. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 159, session laws of 1891, entitled 
''An act to regulate the taking and catching of fish in the inland waters of 
this State," approved June 24, 1891, as amended by act No. 186, laws of 



Mr. H. F. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to authorize and empower the Commis^oner of the State Land 
Office to sell and dispose of the dead and fallen timber on lands belonging 
to, or held in trust or otherwise by the State. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leuve 
to introduce 

A bill to amend an act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit, 
approved February 24, 1869, and amended March 28, 1873; March 11, 1881, 
and June 8, 1883, so as to provide for a reorganization of the board of edu- 
cation in said city. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of Sherwood, Branch county. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution to authorize and instruct the Board of State Auditors 
to examine into, and if they deem justifiable, to allow the claim of Alonzo 
Button for injuries sustained by him from a premature dischai^e of a can- 
non while engaged in the regular performance of his duty, as a member of 



70 JOURNAL OP THE [January 10, 

the gan squad of the Gurtenius Guard (an organized volunteer uniformed 
militia company, organized under the laws of the State of Michigan), at 
Mason, Michigan, on the third day of July, 1858. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 171, session laws 1873, 
entitled "An act establishing a State agency for the care of juvenile 
offenders," approved April 29, 1873, as amended by act No. 37, public act& 
1875, approved March 19, 1875, being compiler's sections9874 of Howell's 
annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 168, public acts of 1885, approved 
June 10, 1885, amended by act No. 295, of public acts of 1887, approved 
June 28, 1887, and amended by act No. 187, of public acts of 1889, approved 
June 26, 1889. 

Mr. Henry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the taking, catching and destruction of fish in the 
Kalamazoo river of Michigan and its tributaries by any other means than 
that of hook and line. 

Mr. Jones gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach N. i Sec. 19, T. 47 N., R. 27 W. from the township of 
Ishpeming and attach the same to the township of Tilden in the county of 
Marquette. 

Mr. Holmes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 161 of the public acts of 1885, 
entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit/' 
approved June 9, 1885, as amended by act No. 287 of the public acts of 
1887, approved June 28, 1887. 

Mr. Allen gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Charlotte. 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution for the relief of Matilda Thrasher. 

Mr. Edgar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of Ida Sell of the township of BoUin, county 
of Lenawee, State of Michigan, to Ida Reynolds. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 19, entitled 

A bill for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, 
and defining their powers and duties. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Municipal Legislation. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 20, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 71 

The bill was read a first and seeond time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Mnnicipal Legislation. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 21, entitled 

A bill to amend section 16 of chapter 248 of Howell's annotated « 
statntee of the State of Michigan relative to probate courts. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 22, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 5 of act No. 25 of the public acts of 
1887, approved March 9, 1887, entitled "An act to provide for three addi- 
tional circuit judges for the third judicial circuit," as amended by act No. 
120 of the public acts of 1893, so as to provide for one additional circuit 
judge for the third judicial circuit 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 23, entitled 

A bUl to amend section 1 of act No. 124, session laws of 1869, entitled 
'*An act to revise and consolidate the several act-s relating to the protec- 
tion of game, and to the better preservation of elk, deer, birds or wild 
fowl," approved April 3, 1869, and all subsequent amendments of saiid 
section, the same being section No. — • 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Oame. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly, previous notiee having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 24, entitled 

An act providing for the employment, defining the duties, and fixing the 
compensation of a stenographer for the fourteenth judicial circuit, State 
of Michigan, and to provide for the collection and disposition of the 
stenographer's fee. 

The bOl was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Harris, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 25, entitled 

A bill to apportion anew the Representatives among the several counties 
. and districts of this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Apportionment. 

Mr. Harris, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill Na 26, entitled 

A bill for the apportionment of Senators in the State Legislature. . 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on apportionment. 

Mr. Harris, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



72 JOURNAL OF THE [January 10, 

House bill No. 27, entitled 

A bill to divide the State of Michip:an into 12 congressional districts. 

The bill was read a first and i^econd time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Apportionment. 

Mr. Cathro, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
. introduced 

House bill No. 28, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the public schools of the township of Briley, Mont- 
morency county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 29, entitled 

A bill to provide for the bulletining of the arrival of passenger trains. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Eailroads. 

Mr. Norman, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 30, entitled 

A bill to amend section 54, of act No. 206, of the session laws of 1893, 
intitled " An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 
(and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes hereto- 
fore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, 
establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and convey- 
ance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition 
of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal 
act No. 200, of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts 
in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

Mr. Redfern, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 31, entitled 

A bill to prohibit and prevent adulteration, fraud and deception in the 
manufacture and sale of articles of food and drink, drugs and medicines. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Brown, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 32, entitled 

A bill to establish a normal school in central Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 33, entitled 

A bill providing for additional buildings at the Asylum for the Insane, 
located at Newberry, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for the fur- 
nishing and equipment of the said asylum, including the erection of water 
tower and connections, pumps, boilers, and electric light plant, and for a 
working capital for said asylum, and making an appropriation therefor. 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 73 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Upper Peninsula Asylum. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 34, entitled 

A bill fixing the name of the asylum for the insane located at Newberry 
ia the npper peninsula of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Upper Peninsnla Insane Asylum. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

Honse bill No. 35, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled "An act to authorize the 
Board of Control to transfer the St. Mary's Falls ship canal, with the 
property belonging to the same, to the United States," approved March 3, 
A. D. 1881, the same being act No. 17 of the seesion laws of 1881, said sec- 
tion 2 being compiler's section 5504 of Howell's annotated statutes, so as 
to authorize the use and expenditure of materials and funds therein men- 
tioned for the construction of a marine hospital. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and. referred to the 
ctommittees on State Affairs and Federal Belations. «. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

Honse bill No. 36, entitled 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased per- 
sons to the county treasurer, in certain cases. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 37, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Crystal City, in the county of Benzie. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Norman, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 4, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 28, of article 4, of 
the constitution of this State, relative to the introduction of bills in the 
Ijegislature. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND BBSOLUTIOK8. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be authorized to provide the mes- 
senger boys with suitable bages, at a cost not to exceed two dollars each; 

Which was not adopted. 

Mr. Eempf offered the following: 

Resolved, That the committee clerks be required to be at their respective 
committee rooms from 8 a. m. until 12 m.; from 2 p. m. until 5 p. m., and 
from 7 p. m. nntil9 p. m., and that they shall render all required clerical 
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74 JOURNAL OP THE I January 10, 

asBistance to the members of committees to which they have been 
reroectirely assigned; 
Which was adopted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it shall be the 
duty of each member to designate in some manner the amendments 
offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be 
instructed to print snch proposed amendments between bold-faced brackets 
in the printed bills furnished the members; 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. W. D. Kelly, on the 
committee on Apportionment, to complete the required number. 
On motion of Mr. Covell, 
The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o^clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present 
The House resumed the regular order of business. 
The Speaker announced the following: 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I hereby appoint George Headley as Postmaster's Messenger. 

Itespectfully, 

JAMES McKAT, 

Legislative Postmaster. 

The communication was laid on the table. 

PBESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS. 

No. 4. By Mr. Chamberlain: Communications relative to proposed 
changes in tne general tax law. 

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. 

No. 5. By Mr. Westcott: Petition of Isaac Sutton, Mrs. L. E. Knight, 
H. B. Youn^, Mrs. G. T. Aiken and 77 other residents of Shiawassee 
county, praying for the submission to the people of a joint resolution to 
amend the constitution of the State, by prohibiting therein the manufac- 
ture, importation, sale or keeping for sale, or giving as a beverage any 
intoxicating liquor whatever. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

REPORTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations to whom was referred 



1895.1 HOUSE OP. REPRESENTATIVES. 75 

• 

House bill Mo. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled **An act to 
provide a charter for tbe city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts of 
acts in conflict therewith, approved June 7,1883, by adding a new chapter 
thereto," approved March 18, 1893, 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request or the House that the bill b^ printed for the 
nee of the committee. 

CHARLES H. PISK, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion Mr. Fisk, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committees composing Group 3: 

Van B. Pond has been selected as clerk of the group of committees 
made up of the Judiciary, and Elections committees 

WILLIAM D. PLACE. 
GEO. G. COVELL. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
The question being on the adoption of the report, 
The same was adopted. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Donovan gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the proper ventilation of school houses, churches 
and all public buildings. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the title of act No. 372 of local acts of 1893, entitled 
"An act to provide for placing on the retired list, on reduced pay, members 
of the Metropolitan police force of the city of Detroit who shall have 
become disabled or incapacitated while in the active performance of 
official duty, and members of said force and persons in the employ of the 
police board of said city of Detroit who after 25 years faithful, continuous 
service, shall have become permanently incapacitated from performing 
regular active duty," approved May 4, 1893, and to amend section 1 of said 
act. 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for a separate board for counting and canvassing of 
votes at all elections held in this State. 

Mr. Robinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 9, of article 2, of act No. 198, of the session 
laws of 1873, being an act entitled '' An act to revise the laws providing 
for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and 
management, and to fix the (duties and liabilities of all railroad and other 
corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," as amended 
by act 177, of the session laws of 1877, and act 280 of the public acts of 



76 JOURNAL OP THE [January 10, 

1887, and act 202, of the public acts of 1889, and act 90, of the public acta 
of 1891. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Fairhaven, in 
Huron county, and attach the same to the township of Caseville. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for a legal department for the city of Detroit, and to 
abolish the offices of city counselor and city attorney, and to repeal an 
act entitled "An act supplemental to the charter of the city of Detroit, and 
to provide for a law department in said city," approved June 1, 1893. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section i of act No. 280 of the local acts of 1888, enti- 
tled "An act relative to justices courts of Detroit as amended," being com- 
piler's section 7091^ of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan for 
the years 1883-1890. 

Mr. Hilton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to establish and regulate the sale and use of coupon or mileage 
tickets, and to prohibit the exacting or demanding of any contract, agree- 
ment or condition of exemption from liability to person or persons or loss 
of property of any person or persons holding any ticket, mileage book, 
pass or other evidence of transportation issued by any railroad company 
or other transportation line or common carrier, and prescribing a penalty. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act relative to justices courts in 
the city of Grand Bapids, to reduce the number thereof, and to fix the 
compensation of such justices and provide a clerk and offices therefor," 
approved March 22, 1893; by adding thereto a new section. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Henderson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 38, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 4, 5 and 8 of act No. 275 of the public acts 
of 1889 relating to the incorporation of mutual provident associations. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 39, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the public schools of the city of Manistee, Man- 
istee county, Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Redfern, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 40, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 of act No. 147, being 
an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the election 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 77 

of a connty commisBioner of schools, for the appointment of school exam- 
iners, and to define the duties and fix the compf^nsation for the same, and 
to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions 
of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
oommittee on Education. 

Mr. Bedfern, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced c 

House bill No. 41, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 122 of the session laws of 1889, 
approved May 31, 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the publication 
and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, 
boards of officers and public institutions of this State, now or hereafter to 
be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or 
otherwise, and to repeal all existing laws providing for the publication and 
distribution of said laws, documents or reports." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 42, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 196 of the public acts of 1893, entitled '* An act 
to regulate the possession, use, transportation and sale of fish and game,'^ 
by aoding a new section thereto. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Baird, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 43, entitled 

A bill to provide for vacating cemeteries in townships. • 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Hilton, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 44, entitled 

A bill to provide for the erection of suitable out-buildings for school 
honses and establish certain regulations for the keeping of them in proper 
condition. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Miller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,. 
introduced 

House bill No. 45, entitled 

A bill to amend section 135 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893,. 
entitled ''An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 
and collection of taxes thereon and for the collection of taxes heretofore 
and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the land taxed, establish- 
ing and continuing of such Tien, providing for the sale and conveyance of 
lands delinquent for tax^s, and for the inspection and disposition of lands 
bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 
200 of the public acts of 1891 and all other acts and parts of acts in any- 
wise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 



78 JOURNAL OF THE [January 11, 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
-committee on General Taxation. 

MOTIONS AND BBSGLUTIGNS. 

Mr. Stoll oflfered the following: 

Resolved, That a clerk be appointed by the Speaker, to act for all other 
•committees as a group, that have not been assigned a clerk; 

For which, 

Mr. Eempf oflfered the following substitute: 

Resolved, That all committees having no clerk, be grouped with com- 
mittees having clerks assigned to them; 

Which was agreed to. 

The resolution as amended by the substitute was then adopted. 

Mr. W. D. Kelley oflfered the following: 

Resolved bj the House of Representatives (the Senate concurriag), 
That the Secretary of State be, and is hereby instructed to print one 
edition of the Legislative Manual for 1895 of 10,000 copies, to be disposed 
of as the present Legislature may direct; 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

On motion of Mr. Jones, 

The House adjourned. 



Lansing, Friday, January 11, 1895, 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Aplin, Bradbury, Flood and Kingsley. 

On motion of Mr. Bose, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Aplin for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Norman, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

On motion of Mr. H. F. Campbell, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Bradbury until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Woodruflf, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kingsley indefinitely on account of 
death in his family. 

Mr. Linderman and Mr. Bobinson announced an exchange of seats; Mr. 
Linderman taking No. 18 and Mr. Bobinson No. 20. 

The following persons appeared before the Speaker's desk, took and sub- 
scribed the constitutional oath of office, and entered on their respective 
duties: 

John N. Foster, Enrolling Clerk. 

Thomas E. Matthews, Assistant Enrolling Clerk. 

Wm. W. Shier, Clerk Group 2. 

Van B. Pond, Clerk Group 3. 

Moses B. Hopkins, Clerk Group 4. 



1895.1 flOUSK OP REPKBSENTATIVBS. 79 

The Speaker announced the foUowinfi:: 

To the Speaker of the H<mse of Representatives : 

Sib — In compliance with the authority conferred by resolution of the 
House, I have this day appointed Thomas E. Matthews, of Detroit, First 
Aassistant Enrolling and Engrossing Olerk. 

' very respectfully, 

JOHN N. FOSTER, 
Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. 

The communication was laid on the table. 

PRE8ENTATIOK OF PETITIONS. , 

No. 6. By Mr. Kingsland: Petition of J. H. Jones, Nathaniel H. 
Kelly and 42 others, relative to a bill to amend section 1, act No. 237, of 
the session laws of 1898, entitled " An act to incorporate the village of 
Coloma, in the county of Berrien. 

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 7. By Mr. Kimmis: Petition of L. O. Banks and 101 others, 
praying for the enactment of a law to prevent the killing of quail for the 
next five years. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING 0OMMITTEE8. 

By the committees composing group 7: 

The committees on Insurance, Local Taxation, Towns and Counties, and 
Roads and Bridges, being group 7, 

Respectfully report that they have appointed George A. Dyer as clerk 
of said committees for the session. 

E. A. WILDEY, L. T., 

J. F. HENRY, 

C. K. HOYT, 

Chairmen, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The question being on the adoption of the report, 

The same was adopted. 

By the committee on State Affairs: 

The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 4, entitled 

A bill to provide for the protection of life and property against insecure 
steam boilers and for the establishment of a system of inspection of steam 
boilers in certain cases and examining and licensing engineers or boiler 
attendants; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

EDWARD L. KINGSLAND, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 



80 JOURNAL OF . THE [ January 11, 

By the committee on Education. 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 44, entitled 

A bill to provide for the erection of suitable outbuildings for school- 
houses and establish certain regulations for the keeping of the same in 
proper condition; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the u^ of the committee. 

F. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Redfern, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education to whom was referred 

House bill No. 40, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13, of Act No. 147 of the 
, public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts con- 
flicting with the provisions of this act;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

F. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, 
and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGBS FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 10, 1695. ) 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the folio 3r- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the House concurring). That the committees of Cities and 
Villages of the Senate and of City Corporations and of Village Corpora- 
tions of the House, be and are hereby instructed not to report any bills 
for special charters, nor amendments to existing ones, to their respective 
Houses until the proposed general laws prepared by the State Commission 
are disposed of; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 



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The OQestion being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

Mr. Waldo offered the following substitute therefor: 

Resolved^ That the various City and Village committees of the House, 
do not report any bill of local nature until they may have under their 
consideration the report of the Commission on the general law on this 
Bnbject; 

Pending which, 

Mr. Partridge moved to amend the substitute, so as that the concurrent 
reeolation be considered to apply only to cities of the third and fourth 
class, and villages as classified by the Commission; 

Pending which, 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that tliSe concurrent resolution be made the 
specMal order for Tuesday next, at 2 o'clock p. m. ; 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 10, 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

SrB— I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That a special com- 
mittee of three from each house be appointed to investigate the method of 
iasuing and distributing public documents, and to report such changes in 
existing laws as they shall deem necessary; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked . 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution. 
The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker announced as the committee on the part of the House 
nnderthe resolution, , Messrs. Linderman, Perry and Cousins. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ' ) 
Lansing, January 10, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the. House of Representatives : 

Sib— I am instructed by the Senate to respectfully request the House 
to r»-tum to the Senate the following concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be 
instructed to furnish one copy of the Legislative Manual to each school 
library in the State upon a statement signed by three members of the 
Echool board, that said Manual shall remain at the school house where it 
may be used by the pupils as a book of reference during all the time school 
is taught in the district. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
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82 JOURNAL OF THE [January 11, 

The question being on complying with the request of the Senate for the 
return of the resolution, 
The request was granted. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 11, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the State Printer 
be instructed to print 5,000 copies of the message of Governor Rich for 
the use of the departments and the members of the Legislature; 

Which has beeu adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very, respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD. 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of 
the constitution o£ Michigan relative to the qualifications of electors, so as 
to confer the right of suffrage upon female citizens. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the election law relative to those who shall have the 
right to enter the voting booth at and during the day of election. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to repeal the charter of the Detroit and Birmingham Plank Road 
Company. 

Mr.^ Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to protect the rights of citizen voters at caucuses, and regulate 
and define the manner of conducting the same. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled *^An act to incorporate the village of Coloma, in the county of 
Berrien." 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 42, 44, 45, 46, 55, 57, 59, 61, 89, 102, of act No. 
206 of the public acts of 1893, entitled ''An act to provide for the assess- 
ment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the 
collection of taxes heretofore or hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien 
on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for 
the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and farther inspec- 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 83 

tion and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or 
parcbased; and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all 
other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions 
of this act" 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to sections 2 and 3 of article 
4 of the constitution of this State relative to the election and terms of 
meml)er8 of the Legislature. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 15 of article 4 of 
the constitution of this state relative to the salaries of members of the 
Legialatu/e. 

Mr. Ferguson gave notice that some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide against the evils resulting from the traflSc in cigarettes, 
cigarette wrappers, packages cantainin^ the same, and to prevent the sale 
of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco to minors as therein provided. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for holding primaries in cities of 15,000 inhabitants and 
upwards. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State Legis- 
lature from the Upper Peninsula for and during the session of 1895. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 149 of the public acts of the State of Michigan 
for the year 1893, entitled "An act to provide for a county and township 
system of roads, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers 
having the charge thereof," by amending section 10 of said act and adding 
another section thereto to be known as section 24. 

Mr. Eempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of 
the constitution of the State of Michigan relative to the qualifications of 
electors. 

Mr. Kempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 14, of act No. 190, of the public acts of 
1891, entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to pre 
vent fraud and [deception] deceptions at elections in this State," as 
amended by act No. 202, of the public acts of 1893. 

Mr. Holden gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the 9th, lOih, 11th, 13th, 21st and 22d regiments of infantry, 
the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D 1st Michigan artil- 
lery, and the Ist regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who partici- 
pated in the campaigns and battles of Ghicamauga and Chattanooga, 
within the national military park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same. 



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Mr. Graham gave notice that at some futare day he would ^ ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent the spreading of bush, vine, and fruit tree pests, such 
as canker worms and other insects, and fungus diseases, and tp provide for 
their extirpation. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ^ask leave to 
introduce . ^ 

A bill to make it unlawful to blacklist discharged employes. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill providing for the sanitary inspection of factories and workshops. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introdece 

A bill to repeal the charter of the Detroit & Erin Plank Boacl Company. 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to compel private and public corporations to pay their employes 
every {Saturday. 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate fishing in the Saginaw river and its tributaries. 

Mr. Redfern gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of divisions and clubs of the 
league of American wheelmen. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
entitled *' An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
lugbam, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith," 
approved May 25, 1893. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent the adulteration of drugs, food and spirituous, 
fermented and malt liquors in the State of Michigan. 

INTRODUCTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice haviug been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 4fi, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Fairhaven, in 
Huron county, and attach the same to the township of Ca&eville. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Hoyt, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 47, entitled 

A bill to provide for holding teacher's institutes in the several counties 
of this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Belknap, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



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House bill No. 48, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 119 of the public acts pf 1893, 
being an act entitled "An act to define what shall constitute fraternal 
beneficiary societies, orders or associations; to provide for their incorpora- 
tion and the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for viola- 
tion of the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all 
existing acts, inconsistent therewith." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 49, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 171, session laws of 1873, entitled 
"An act establishing a State agency for the care of juvenile offenders," 
approved April 29, 1873, as amended by act No. 37, public acts of 1875, 
approved March 19, 1875, being compiler's section 9894 of Howell's anno- 
tated statutes as amended by act No. 168, public acts of 1885, approved 
June 10, 18S6, amended by act No. 295 of public acts of 1887, approved 
June 28, 1887, and amended by act No. 187 of public acts of 1889, approved 
Jnne 26, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 50, entitled 

A bill to prohibit the use of the four wheeled caboose, or "jumper," for 
the tran8X)ortation of passengers or trainmen upon any of the railroads 
of this State by any person, company or corporation operating over fifty 
miles of road, for the carrying of passengers or employes, and prescribing 
a penalty therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Bailroads. 

Mr. Hilton, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 51, entitled 

A bill tp establish and regulate the sale and use of coupon or mileage 
tickets separate or in book form, and to prohibit the exacting or demand- 
ing of any contract, agreement or condition of exemption from liability to 
person or persons, or loss of property of any person or persons purchasing 
or using any ticket, mileage book, pass or other evidence of transporta- 
tion issued or sold by any railroad company or other transportation line or 
common carrier, organized or which may be organized and doing business 
in and through the State of Michigan, and prescribing a penalty. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Bailroads. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 52, entitled 

A bill to amend an act entitled ^^An act relative to justice courts in the 
city of Grand Rapids, to reduce the number thereof, and to fix the com- 
pensation of such justices, and provide a clerk and ofiices thereof, being 
act No. 306 of local acts of 1893," approved March 22, 1893. 



86 JOURNAL OP THE [January 11. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 53, entitled 

A bill to provide for a legal department for the city of Detroit, and to 
abolish the offices of city counselor and city attorney, and to repeal an act 
entitled, "An act supplemental to the charter of the city of Detroit and to 
provide for a law department in said city," approved June ], 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Norman, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 54, entitled 

A bill to provide for the compensation and duties of the stenographer 
of the 24th judicial circuit court, aud to amend section 5 and section 6 of 
act No. 219 of the session laws of Michigan for the year 1887, the same 
being continuous paragraphs 6534 jl and 65B4J2 of Howell's annotated 
statutes of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. H. F. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 55, entitled 

A bill to authorize and empower the Commissioner of the State Land 
Office to sell and dispose of the dead and fallen timber belonging to, or 
held in trust or otherwise by the State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 56, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5, of act No. 161, of the public acts of 1885, 
entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit," 
approvt'd June 9, 1886, as amended by act No. 287, of the public acts of 
1887, approved June 28, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Henry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 57, entitled 

A bill to prohibit the taking or destruction of fish, in the Kalamazoo 
river of Michigan, and its tributaries by any other means than that of 
hook and line. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 58, entitled 

A bill to provide for the election of an assessor in and for the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and prescribing his powers, 
duties and compensation. 



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The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 59, entitled 

A bill to provide for a board of review of assessment in the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and to repeal act No. 273 of 
the local acts of 1891, being an act entitled "An act to provide for a board 
of review of assessment in the city of Iron Mountain, in the county of 
Menominee.'^ 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 5, entitled 

A joint resolution to authorize and instruct the Board of State Auditors 
to examine into, and if they deem it justifiable, to allow the claims of 
Alphonzo Button for injuries sustained by him from a premature dis- 
charge of a cannon while engaged in the regular performance of his duty 
as a member of the gun squad of the Curtenius Guard (an organized 
volunteer, uniformed, military company, organized under the laws of the- 
State of Michigan), at Mason, Michigan, on the 3d day of July, 1858. 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, audi 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. G. M. Curtis offered the following: 

Resolved, That when this House adjourns today, it adjourn until 
Monday evening next, at 8 o'clock; 

Which was not adopted. 

Mr. Charles H. Fisk offered the following: 

Resolvedy That a respectful message be sent to the Senate requesting 
the return to the Senate of the following concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the State Printer 
be instructed to forward one copy of the daily Journal to each daily and 
weekly newspaper published within the State, and to each State officer or 
member of State commission, supreme, circuit and probate judge, county 
clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, prosecuting attorney, circuit 
court commissioner, and to each public library, board of trade, superior 
and recorder's court in the State, and to each county school commissioner 
and superintendent of each union school in the State, and that the amount 
of postage on such copies of said Journal be paid by the State Treasurer 
on the warrant of the Auditor General, on the presentation of bills duly 
certified by the postmaster at Lansing, and by the State Printer, showing 
that such stamps have been purchased and used only for the payment of 
postage on said copies of said Journal hereby ordered to be distributed; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Fuller offered the following: 

Resolved, That the janitors of the House be instructed to leave all 
papers on the members' desks that may be on desks at night when janitors 
are cleaning the room. This is to apply to newspapers and calendars; 

Which was adopted. 



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Oa motion of Mr. Hoyt, 

The Hoose took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock, p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

The House resumed the regular order of business. 

Messrs. Dyer and W. M. Clark, Jr., heretofore appointed committee 
clerks, appeared at the Speaker's desk, took and subscribed the constitu- 
tional oath of office and entered on their duties. 

On motion of Mr. Lonsbury, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday noon next 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 7. By Mr. Ware: Petition of Alphonso Button for relief because 
of accident while in employ of State. 
Bef erred to the committee on Judiciary. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Fisk. gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of cities containing a population 
of 10,000 or less. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to prevent the disturbing of wild water fowl in the Detroit river 
with steam launches or steam yachts with intent to drive said wild water 
fowl into Lake Erie. 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of Portland, Ionia county. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 60, entitled 

A bill to amend section 17 and section 20 of chapter 2, section 21 of 
chapter 3, and section 11 of chapter 11 of act No. 164 of the public acts 
of 1881, being sections 5049, 5062, 5073 and 5146 of Howell's annotated 
statutes, entitled '^An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to 
public instruction and primary schools and to repeal all statutes and acts 
contravening the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its titled and referred to the 
committee on Education. 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 89 

MOTIONS AND BES0LUTI0N8. 

Mr. Foster offered the following: 

Besolved (the Senate concarring), That D. H. Hasbrouck be granted 
the privilege of maintaining a fruit and candy stand in postoffice and 
stationery room of this building during the present session of the 
Legislature; 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

Mr. Wagar offered the following: 

Resolved, That the keeper of the supply department be instructed to 
deliver none of the supplies kept in his department to any page without a 
written order from a member or employ^ of the Legislature having use for 
said supplies; 

Which was adopted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved by the House of Bepresentaiives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Secretary of State be, and is hereby instructed to print one 
edition of the Legislative Manual for 1895 of 10,000 copies, to be disposed 
of as the present Legislature may direct; 

Which 

On motion of Mr. Kempf, 

Was referred to the committee on Ways and Means. 

On motion of Mr. Whitney, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday noon. 

On motion of Mr. Henderson, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday. 

Mr. Covell moved that the House adjourn until Monday evening, at 
9:30 o'clock p. m.. 

Which motion, 

Mr. Waite moved to amend by working the hour 2:30 o'clock p. m.: 

Which motion did not prevail. 

The motion to adjourn until 9:30 o'clock p. m. on Monday then pre- 
vailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 9:30 o'clock p. m. on 
Monday next. 



Lansing^ Monday , January 14, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Allen, Aplin, Belknap, Davis, Fitzgerald, 
Henry, Herrig, Huggett, Madill, Marsh, Partridge, Rogner, Sherwood, 
StoU and Weekes. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. StoU indefinitely. 
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90 JOURNAL OP THE *| January U» 

On motion of Mr. Bed fern, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Marsh for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Wolter, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Fitzgerald for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Whitney, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

PBESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 8. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition from the board of sapervisors 
of the connty of Gogebic praying that the Upper PeuiDSula be exempted 
from the provisions and operations of act No. 141) of the public acts of 
1898 relative to county and towuship road systems, or that the same be 
amended. 

On demand of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To Ihe Han. the Legislature of the State of Michigan : 

The board of supervisors of the county of Gogebic, in regular meeting 
assembled, respectfully petition your honorable body to repeal the law 
known as the county road law, or so modify same as to vest in the board 
of supervisors authority to levy a county road tax, if so determined by 
vote of the people in the county, and to expend Fame in building county 
roads or in assuming and maintaining roads already built as county roads. 

We respectfully submit that our county adopted the present connty road 
system, but we find that it as now couHtituted with separate and independent 
board of commissioners, a most cumbersome, impracticable and unneces- 
sarily expensive system, entirely out of all proportion to the benefit 
derived. By grahting this additional authority to the county board of 
supervisors, all the benefits of county roads are obtained at a much less 
expen>e, the management is concentrated into more responnible hands who 
are more directly responsible to the people of their rehpettive cities and 
towns, the needs and uniformity of the system w(»nl(l be better subserved 
as the several cities and towns of the county wouhl have equal and propor- 
tionate voice and influence as to where and how roads are needed and 
should be built 

We further submit that, whatever arguments may hold in favor of the 
present system under the control of a special board in thickly and fairly 
evenly settled and populated counties, do not apply up here where the 
population is concentrated in a few spots, while the balance of the county 
is practically a wilderness. 

For the granting of this our petition as far as Upper Peninsula is con- 
cerned, as to your honorable body may seem best, your petitioners will 
ever pray. 



STATE OF MICHIGAN,) 

County of Gogebic. J 



I, Conrad Carlson, clerk of said county and clerk of the circuit court for 
the county of Gogebic, being a court of record, do hereby certify that the 
above and foregoing is a correct transcript of a petitii»n duly adopted by 
the board of supervisors of said county at their adjourned regular meeting 
held in the city of Bessemer, in said county, on Tuesday, January 8, A. D. 
1895. 



1895.] ' HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIArES. 91 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of 
eaid court, at Bessemer, this 8th day of January, A. D. 1895. 

CONEAD CARLSON, 

[l- s.] Clerk as aforesaid. 

Referred to the committee on Boads and Bridges. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Covel gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to disorganize the county of Manitou in this State, and to annex 
the territory thereof to the counties of Charlevoix and Leelanau. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to establish the office of commissioner of railroads, to provide fo 
the filling of the same by election^ to define the powers and duties and fix 
the compensation thereof, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsist- 
ent therewith. 

Mr. Bich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to. 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 6772 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended 
by act No. 204 of the public acts of 1885. 

Mr. Bedfem gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to incorporate the city of St. Johns, and to repeal act No. 290 of 
the session laws of 1867, and all acts amendatory thoreof. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for,* fix and limit the compensation, and to prescribe 
the duties of certain officers and employes of the county of Wayne. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would a^k leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 26 of article 4 of 
the constitution of Michigan, relative to the powers of the Legislatare. 

Mr. Miller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to repeal act No. 233 of the session laws of 1867, entitled "An act 
to establish and organize school district No. 13 in the township of Oshtemo, 
county of Kalamazoo, and State of Michigan. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 118 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled " An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State 
Prison, to the State House of Correction, and Branch of the State Prison 
in the upper peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Beformatory 
at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof and to repeal all acts 
inconsistent therewith.^' 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic, 
and to repeal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic." 

Mr. GhUver gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



92 JOURNAL OP THE I January 14, 

A bill to amend certain sections of an act entitled ''An act to revise the 
charter of the city of Grand Bapids, beinp: amendatory of an act entitled 
*An act to incorporate the city of Grand Rapids, approved April 2, 1850, 
as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof,' " approved March 29, 
1877, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof. 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some futnre day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 5 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the 
recording of town plats and for vacating the same in certain cases," being 
section 1477 of volume one of HowelFs annotated statutes. 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 11 of an act entitled "An act to amend sections 
8, 11, 15 and 20, of an act entitled 'An act to establish a board of police 
and fire commissioners in the city of Grand Rapids, and tp prescribe their 
powers and duties, approved May 24, 1881, and several acts amendatory 
thereof, approved May 6, 1891, and approved May 31, 1893.' " 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 12, of an act entitled " An act to provide for a 
municipal court in the city of Grand Rapids, to be called ' The Superior 
Court of Grand Rapids,' approved March 24, 1875, as amended May 19, 
1877, May 23, 1879, April 29, 1881, March 21, 1887, February 16, 1891 
and April 29, 1891." 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 61, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1898, 
entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Coloma in the county of 
Berrien," 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 62, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 186 of the public acts of 1889, 
entitled "An act to amend section 4381 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 5851 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the appoint- 
ment of special administrators." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 63, entitled 

A bill to provide for the continuance of the recompilation and copying 
of the records in the office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the 
enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers or sailors 
from this IState during the war of the rebellion, and to make an appropria- 
tion therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 



1895.^ HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 93 

Mr. Fuller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 64, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Doyle in the 
county of Schoolcraft* Michigan, and to attach the same to the township 
of Germfask in the same county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bUl No. 65, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 149 of the public acts of the State of Michigan 
for the year 1893, entiiled "An act to provide for a county and township 
system of roads, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers hav- 
ing the charge thereof," by amending section 10 of said act and adding 
another section thereto to be known as section 24. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Boads and Bridges. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 66, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith;*' 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Bedfern, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 67, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of divisions and clubs of American 
wheelmen. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Afifairs. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 68, entitled 

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and 
operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and 
other public places to furnish and supply electric light to inhabitants of 
such cities and villages. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
joint committees on City Corporations and Village Corporations. 

Mr. H. P. Campbell previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 69, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 159, session laws of 1891, entitled 
" An act to regulate the taking and catching of fish in the inland waters 
of this State," approved June 24, 1891, as amended by act No. 186, laws 
of Ib93. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Saxton, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



94 JOURNAL OF THE [January U, 

House bill No. 70, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 45 of the public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to facilitate the disposal and settlement of taxes on vacant 
or part paid swamp, school and other lands," approved March 24, 1887, as 
amended by act No. 69 of the public acts of 1889, approved May 3, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Holden, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 71, entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the 9th, lOlh, 11th, 13th, 2l8t and 22d regiments of infantry, 
the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D, 1st Michigan artil- 
lery, and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who partici- 
pated in the campaigns and battles of Ghickamaaga and Chattanooga, 
within the national military park of Ohickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 72, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 42, 44, 45, 46, 55, 57, 59, 61, 89, 102 of act No. 
206 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assess- 
ment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the 
collection of taxes heretofore or hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien 
on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for 
the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and farther inspec- 
tion and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or 
purchased; and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all 
other acts and' parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions 
of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 73, entitled 

A bill to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State Legis- 
lature from the upper peninsula, for and during the session of 1896. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 6, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of the 
constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to the qualifications of 
electors. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Elections. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 95 

MOTIONS AND BESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Fisk oflFered the foUowiDg: 

Resolved, That the DamiDg on the part of the House of Bepresentatives 
of a ptTson for Senator in the Congress of the United States from the 
State of Michigan, for the full term of six years from the 4th day of , 
Maroh next, and also the naming of a person for Senator in the Con^resof 
the United 8tate from the S'ate of Michigan, to fill the vacancy caused by 
the death of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, be made the special order for 
tomorrow at 2:30 o'chjck p. m.; 

Which was adopted, two-thirds of all the members present voting thereof. 

Mr^ Lonsbury offered the following: 

Resolved, That Charles D. Cowles be, and is hereby appointed Assis- 
tant Keeper of the stationery room; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Wildey oflfered the following: 

Whereas, We are advised of the death of Hon. Jonathan G. Parkhurst 
of Van Buren county, a former member of this House, and 

Whereas, As a member of the House he was ever indefatigable in all 
of the duties assigned him, and as a private citizen his character and daily 
life was one well worthy of emulation; therefore be it 

Resolvetl, That in his death the State has lost a worthy citizen, his local- 
ity an upright and honorable man; the temperance cause, an earnest 
worker; his family and friends, a kind and loving father and careful 
advisor. 

Resolved, That the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment cause a 
copy of this resolution to engrossed, and signed by the Speaker and Clerk, 
and a copy transmitted -to his family at Decatur; 

Which was adopted by an unanimous rising vote. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That D. H Hashrouck be granted 
the privilege of maintaining a fruit and candy stand in postoffice and 
stationery room of this building during the present session of the 
Legislature. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 
• The House ad jouined. 



Lansing, Tuesday, January 15, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present 
On motion of Mr. Latimer, 
Leave of absence was granted to himself until January 23. 



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On motion of Mr. Puller, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next 

On motion of Mr. Waldo, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Friday next. 

On motion of Mr. Davis, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next. 

The committee clerk of Group 1, Corydon Beach, and Charles H. 
Watson, clerk of Group 8, appeared at the Speaker's desk, took and sub- 
scribed the constitutional oath of office and entered on their duties. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — In accordance with the authority conferred by resolution 6f the 
House of Representatives, I have appointed Lloyd Smith of Newaygo as 
Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk's messenger. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN N. F.OSTER, 
Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, 
The communication was laid on the table. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committees composing group 8: 

The committees on Apportionment and Municipal Legislation 
Respectfully report that they have chosen Charles H. Watson as their 
clerk. 

, B. S.WAITE, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mn Waite, 

The report was adopted. 

By the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations to whom was referred 

House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled "An act to 
amend an act entitled 'An act to provide a charter for the ciiy of Detroit, 
and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,' approved 
June 7,1883, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893^ 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the farther consideration of the subject 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
.members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



1895.] 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



97 



TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Henry 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Aplin 


Hicks 


Baird 


Hilton 


Belkoap 


Hold en 


Benoit 


Holmes 


Bradbury 


Hoyt 


Brown 


Hnggett 


Camburn 


Jones, 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. D, 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Cathro 


Kempf 


Chamberlain 


Kent 


Chilver 


Kimmis 


Clark 


Kingsland 


Cook 


Tiatimer 


Cousins 


Lee 


Covell 


Linderman 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Curtis, M. S. 


Madill 


Davis 


Marsh 


Donovan 


Marsilje 


Edgar 


Matthews 


' Perguson 


McNall 


Fisk 


Miller 


Fitzgerald 


Moore 


Flood 


Morse 


Foote 


Mulvey 


Foster 


Norman 


Fuller 


Otis 


Graham 


Parkinson . 


Harris 


Pearson 


Henderson 





Mr. 



NAYS. 



Peer 

Perry 

Place 

Red fern 

Rice 

Rich 

Richardson 

Robertson 

Robinson 

Ro^ner 

Rose 

Rowley 

Saxton 

Sherwood 

Smiley 

Smith 

Taylor 

Voorheis 

Wagar 

Waite 

Waldo 

Ware 

Weekes 

Westcott 

Whitney 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wolter 

Wood 

Woodrufif 

Wortley 

Speaker 



97 




Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 36, entitled 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased 
persons to the county treasurer in certain cases; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

GEO. H. COVELL, 

Chairmaru 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
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[January 15, 



The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 52, entitled 

A bill to amend an act relative to justices' courts in the city of Grand 
Rapids, to reduce the number thereof and to fix the compensation of such 

i'ustices and provide a clerk a d offices therefor, being act No. 306 of 
ocal acts of 1893, approved March 22, 1893, by adding thereto a new 
section; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

GEO. H. COVELL, 

Chairmaru 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Graham, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 

Mr. Pearson 
Peer 
Perry 
Place 
Redfern 
Rice 
Rich 

Richardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Waite 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 89 



Mr. Allen 




Mr. Henderson 


Amidon 




Henry 


Aplin 




Herrig 


Baird 




Hicks 


Belknap 




Hilton 


Benoit 




Holden 


Bradbury 




Holmes 


Brown 




Hoyt 


Cambum 




Huggett 


Campbell, 


H. F. 


Jones 


Campbell, 


J. T. 


Kelly, W. D 


Cathro 




Kelly, W. J. 


Chamberlain 


Kempf 


Chilver 




Kent 


Clark 




Kimmis 


Cook 




Kingsland 


Cousins 




Latimer 


Covell 




Linderman 


Curtis, G. 


M. 


Lonsbury 


Curtis, M. 


8. 


Madill 


Donovan 




Marsh 


Edgar 
Fisk 




Marsilje 




Matthews 


Fitzgerald 




McNall 


Flood 




Moore 


Foote 




Morse 


Foster 




Mulvey 


Fuller 




Norman 


Graham 




Otis 


Harris 




Parkinson 



1895.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES, 99 

NAYS. 

Title agreed to. 
On motion of Mr. Grabam, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect. 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Attorney General's Office, ) 
• Lansing, January 15, 1895, ) 
To the House of Representatives: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to say that I expect to be in my office in the 
capitol, during every day the Legislature is in session; and I take this 
opportunity of saying to each and every member of your honorable body, 
that I shall ret^ard it as a privilege to render you any assistance in my 
power, in the preparation or correction of bills, or to assist in any other 
way that I may be able. 

Respectfully yours, 

FRED A. MATNARD, 

Attorney General 
The communication was laid on the table. 

' MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 15, 1895. ) 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House relative to the 
following concurrent resoltitiou, viz.: 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring). That a special commit- 
tee of three from each house be appointed to investigate the method of 
issuing and distributing public documents, and to report such changes in 
existing laws as they shall deem necessary; 

That Senators McLaughlin, Martin and Barnum have been appointed 
88 such committee on the part of the Senate. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The message was laid on the table. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, | 
Lansing, January 15, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

SiB — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution, in accordance with the request of the House 
therefor. 

Resolved hy the Senate (the House concurring), that the State Printer 
be instructed to forward one copy of the daily Journal to each daily and 



100 JOURNAL OP THE [January 15, 

weekly newspaper published within the State, and to each State oflScer, or 
members of State commission, supreme, circuit and probate judge, county 
clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, prosecuting attorney, circuit 
court commissioner, and to each public library, board of trade, superior 
and recorder's court in the State, and to each county school commissioner 
and superintendent of each union school in' the State, and that the amount 
of postage on such copies of said Journal be paid by the State Treasurer 
on the warrant of the Auditor General, on the presentation of bills duly 
certified by the postmaster at Lansing, and by the State Printer, showing 
that such stamps have been purchased and used only for the payment of 
postage on said copies of said Journal ht^reby ordered to be distributed. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of ihe Senate, 

Mr. Linderman moved to reconsider the vote by which the House 
adopted the resolution; 

Which motion did not prevail. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill for the protection of certain fur bearing animals. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to provide for indeterminate sentences and for the disposition, 
management and release of criminals under such sentence. 

Mr. Calhro gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of the 
State Land Office to revise pnrt paid certificate 1861^9. 

Mr. Eempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 17 of act 164 public acts 1881, entitled "An act 
to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary 
schools,'' and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of 
this act. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 259 of the public acts of 1889, entitled "An act 
relative to the admission of insane members of the Michigan Soldiers' 
Home to the insane asylums of this State, and to their support at such 
asylums." 

Ml". Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to protect vineyards, orchards and gardens in the State of Michi- 
gan, and to repeal act No. 181 of the laws of 1869, entitled "An act to 
protect vineyards in the State of Michigan." 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to mtrnduce 

A bill to provide for the determination by the probate court of this State, 
of the sanity of persons heretofore adjudged by such courts to 'be insane, 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 101 

with a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for the care 
aod treatment of the insane. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 12 of act 393 of the local acts of 1879, being 
an act entitled "An act to provide for the keeping of the accounts of and 
the deposits of the public moneys of the county of Wayne, and to repeal 
act No. 14 of special session laws of 1874, relative to the deposits thereof,*' 
approved May 27, 1879. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Caseville. 

Mr. Smiley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to rf gnlate express companies 
and their agents and individuals prosecuting the express business not incor- 
porated by the State of Michigan," approved March 27, 1867, chapter 103 
first HoweH's statutes, sections 3718 to 3723, by adding two new sections 
thereto relative to fixing their duties and liabilities. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to protect fish and to regulate fishing in the waters of Green Bay 
within the county of Menominee, by prohibiting the use of seines, pound 
nets, gill nets and other fixed or set nets with meshes below certain sizes, 
and to regulate the nse of such nets and provide a penalty for the violation 
of such law. 

Mr. Allen gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the city of Charlotte, and to repeal act No. 250 
of the session laws of Michigan for the year 1871, entitled "An act to 
incorporate the city of Charlotte," approved March 29, 1871, and all 
amendments thereto. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to compel street car qompaniesand their employes who operate 
street cars in the city of Detroit, within the county of Wayne, for the 
purpose of carrying passengers, to furnish seats for all passengers who 
ride upon their cars. 

Mr. Smith gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to enable the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton to 
replace and rebuild the bridge belonging to said county across Portage 
Lake in said county. 

Mr. Smith gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A hill to exempt the upper peninsula from the operation of act No. 79 
of 1893, which is an amendment to an act. entitled "An act to provide for 
the payment of a franchise fee by corporations." 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedinajs for legally establishing 
the so called State road drain in the township of Biverton, Mason 



102 JOURNAL OF THE [January 15, 

county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and 
collection of taxes therefor. 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he v^ould ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing 
the so-called Bickford lake drain in the township of Riverton, Mason 
county, Michigan and to provide for and authorize the assessment and col- 
lection of taxes therefor. 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing 
the so-called Ox Bow Lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason county, 
Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and collection 
of taxes therefor. 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave -to 
introduce 

A bill to provide and authorize proceedings for legally establishing the 
so-called St. Marys Lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason county, 
Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and collection 
of taxes therefor. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill regulating the number of trainmen necessary to operate a steam 
railroad train. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill entitled " The employers' liability act." 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 74, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic, 
and to repeal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Wagar, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 75, entitled 

A bill to provide for a uniformity of text books in all the schools of the 
State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Bedfern, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 76, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the city of St. Johns, and to repeal act No. 290 of 
the session laws of 1867 and all acts am^ ndatory thereof. 
• The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Aplin, unanimous consent being given, introduced 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 



103 



House bill No. 77, entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Bay, to 
transfer money from the contingent fund of said county, to the poor fund 
thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Aplin, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



•■Allen 


Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 




Amidon 


Hicks 


Perry 




Aplin 


Hilton 


Place 




Baird 


Holden 


Redfern 




Belknap 


Holmes 


Rice 




Benoit 


Hoyt 


Rich 




Bradbury 


Huggett 
Kelly, W.D. 


Richardson 




Brown 


Robertson 




Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Robiuson 




Campbell, J. T. 


Kempf 


Rogner 




Cathro 


Kent 


Rose 




Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Rowley 




Chilver 


Kingsland 


Saxton 




Clark 


Latimer 


Sherwood 




Cook 


Lee 


Smiley 




Cousins 


Linderman 


Taylor 




Covell 


Lonsbury 


Voorheis 




Curtis, G. M. 


Madill 


Wagar 




Curtis, M. S. 


Marsh 


Waite 




Donovan 


Marsilje 


Ware 




Edgar 


Matthews 


Weekes 




Ferguson 


McNall 


Westcott 




Fisk 


Miller 


Whitney 




Fitzgerald 


Moore 


Wildey 




Flood 


Morse 


Williams 




Foster 


Mulvey 


Wolter 




Fuller 


Norman 


Wood 




Graham 


Otis 


Woodruff 




Harris 


Parkinson 


Wortley 




Henderson 


Pierson 


Speaker 


91 


Henry 


NATS. 








Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Aplin, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

Mr. Rich, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



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House bill No. 78, entitled 

A bill to amend section »>772 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended 
by act number '204 of the public acts of 1885. 

The bill was rend a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
commi4;tee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Williams, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 79, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Baroda, in the county of Berrien. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

BJr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 7, entitled 

Joint resolution for the relief of Matilda Thrasher. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
grantt'd, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 8, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution 
of this Sta'e, by adding a section thereto to stand as section 47, empower- 
ing the Legislature to enact a law imposing indeterminate sentences, so 
called, as a punishment for crime. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, iutrcxluced 

House joint resolution No. 9, entitled 

A joint resolution proposing; an amendment to section 26 of article 4 of 
the constitution of Michigan, relative to the powers of the Legislature. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to th« 
committees on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Covell moved to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted 
the fallowing: 

Resolrf'dy That Charles D. Cowles be and is hereby appointed Assistant 
Kei per of the stationery room; 

On which motion, 

Mr. Rose d^mnuded the yeas and nays. 

Tlie demand was seconded, and the motion did not prevail, by yeas and 
na}s, as follows: 

TEAS. 

Mr. Bnird Mr. Graham Mr. Norman 

Rich 

Richardson 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Ware 
Whitney 
Wood 



Bnird 


Mr 


. Graham 


Bein)it 




Hicks 


Cathro 




Holden 


Chamberlain 




Holmes 


Cliilver 




Jones 


Clark 




Jtelly, W. D 


CoVrll 




Kelly, W. J. 


Curtis, G. M. 




Kempf 



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HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



105 



Mr. Donovan 
Ferguson 
Fitzgerald 
Fuller 



Mr. 



Mr. Kimmis 


Mr. WoodruflF 


Kingsland 


Wortley 


Matthews 


Speaker 


NAYS. 




Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Perry 


Hilton 


Place 


Hoyt 


Redfern 


Huggett 


Rice 


Kent 


Robertson 


Latimer 


Robinson 


Lee 


Ro^ner 


Lonsbury 


Rose 


Madill 


Rowley 


Marsh 


Smiley 


Marsilje 


Smith 


McNall 


Taylor 


Miller 


Voorheis 


Moore 


Wagar 


Morse 


Weekes 


Mulvey 


Westcott 


Otis 


Wildey 


Parkinson 


Williams 


Pearson 


Wolter , 


Peer 





34 



Allen 

Amidon 

Aplin 

Belknap 

Bradbury 

Brown 

Cam bum 

Campbell, H. F. 

Campbell, J. T. 

Cook 

Cousins 

Curtis, M. S. 

Davis 

Edgar 

Flood 

Foote 

Fo6t.er 

Harris 

Henderson 

Henry Peer 59 

Mr. Hilton offered the following: 

Whereas, The committee upon Railroads have been assijorned to room L, 
and are entitled to 120 volumes of books from the State Library, which it 
IB npceesary to have in their committee room, and 

Whebbas, There is no book-case or other receptacle in the said commit- 
tee room where said books may be safely stored and kept, and in conse- 
quence of such fact during the last session of this House many of these 
were lost to the State; therefore be it 

Resolved^ That the Sergeant-at-Arms of this House be, and he is hereby 
instructed to procure a case in which the said books my be safely stored 
for the use and benefit of the said committee; 

Which was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock p. m. 
The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Boll called: quorum present 
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Osborne. 
The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 

SPECIAL obdeb. 

Being the consideration of the following: 
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106 JOURNAL OP THE [January 15. 

Resolved (the House concurring), That the committees of Cities and 
Villages of the Senate and of City Corporations and of Village Corpora- 
tions of the House, be and are hereby instructed not to report any bills 
for special charters, nor amendments to existing ones, to their respective 
Houses until the proposed general laws prepared by the State Commission 
are disposed of; 

For which the following substitute had been offered: 

Resolved, That the various City and Village committees of the House, 
do not report any bill of local nature until they may have under their 
consideration the report of the Commission on the general law on this 
subject; 

To which an amendment limiting the effect of the same to cities and 
villages of the third and fourth classes, and villages as classified by the 
Commission. 

The question being first on the amendment to the substitute, 

The same was withdrawn. 

The question then being on agreeing to the substitute. 

The same was not agreed to. 

The question then being on concurring in the adoption of the resolu- 
tion, 

The resolution was not adopted. 

PRESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 10. By Mr. Ware: Petition of E. B. Fisher, mayor, Wm. Alden 
Smith, congressman. Judge William E. Grove and 48 other prominent 
citizens of Grand Bapids, asking that the claim of Alphonso Button be 
allowed. 

No. 11. Also: Petition of Chas. H. Rose, commander and 9 other 
officers of the 2d infantry together with 16 others for the same purpose. 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 12. By Mr. Norman: Petition of John F. Murphy and others in 
regard to duties and compensation of the stenographer of the 24th judicial 
circuit. 

No. 13. Also: Petition of T. W. Atwood and others on the same 
subject. 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 14. By Mr. Belknap: Petition of F. S. Wheat and 139 others ask- 
ing for the construction and maintenance of fish chutes in all dams across 
the Cass river. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 15. By Mr. Kelly: Petition of H. L. Parrish, R. W.. Bird, W. E. 
Hogue, and others relative to the incorporation of the village of Baroda, 
in the county of Berrien. 

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 16. By Mr. Miller: Petition of Mr. Beers, H. Bloom, and S. A. 
Baldy, and others relative to catching fish with set lines. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Public Health: 

The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 43, entitled 

A bill to provide for vacating cemeteries in townships; 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 107 

Reepectfally report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

WILLIAM HAKRIS, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Harris, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Public Health: 

The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 31, entitled 

A bill to prohibit and prevent adulteration, fraud and deception in the 
manufacture and sale of article of food and drink, drugs and medicines; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to recommend to the House that 500 copies of the 
bill be printed for the use of the committee and for general distribution. 

WILLIAM HARRIS, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Harris, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to organize the township of Nestoria in the county of Baraga. 

Mr. Redfern gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the prevention and punishment of bicycle and 
tricycle stealing. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leaye 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to create a board of jary commissioners consisting of 
seven persons, for the courts of record in the county of Wayae and to 
repeal act No. 95 of the public acts of 18S7, as amended by act No. 
42 of the public acts of 189 L, and all other acts and parts of acts con- 
travening the provisions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly 
qualified as such from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county. 

Mr. Davis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to prohibit the posting of private advertisements on public 
bridges and to provide a penalty for its violation. 

Mr. Norman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 171 of the laws of Michigan for the 
year 1873, entitled "An act establishing a State agency for the care of 
juvenile offenders," approved April 29, 1873, as amended being compiler's 
section 9891 of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 



108 JOURNAL OF THE [January 15, 

Mr. Rich gave notice that at some fatnre day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corpora- 
tions generally knonirn as building and loan associations. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 182 of the laws of Michigan entitled an act to 
amend section 14 of act No. 146 of the laws of Michigan for the year 1857, 
entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the supreme court, 
pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the constitution," approved February 
16, 1857, as amended relative to salaries of justices of the supreme court 
and requiring them to reside during their terms of ofBcein the city of Lan- 
sing, being compiler's section 6393 of third Howell's annotated statutes of 
the {State of Michigan. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 4 of act 161 of the public acts of 1887, entitled 
"An act to provide for the care and maintenance of indigent insane per- 
sons in private asylums within the State," approved June 7, 1887, being 
compiler's section 1945, d, of 3d Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 35 of the session laws of 1867, entitled "An act 
to provide for the formation of street railway companies, and the amend- 
ments thereto being chapter 95 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michi- 
gan by adding four new sections thereto to stand as sections 31, 32, 33 and 
34 of said act 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. M. S. Cuvtie, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 80, entitled 

A bill to provide for the management and control and for the extension 
of the usefulness of the State Library. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Library. 

Mr. Bobinson, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 82, entitled 

A bill to amend section 9, of article 2, of act No. 198, of the session 
laws of J 873, being an act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing 
for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and 
management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other 
corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," as amended 
by »ct 177, of the session laws of 1877, and act 230 of the public acts of 
1887, and act 202, of the public acts of 1889, and act 90, of the public acts 
of 1^91. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Eailroads. 

On motion of Mr. Robinson, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 



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House bill No. 81, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Elkton, in Huron county, Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Redfern moved that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction 
be given an opportunity to address the joint houses of the Legislature at 
10 a. m. tomorrow, Jan. 16; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 

SPECIAL OBDEB, 

Being the naming of a candidate for the office of Senator in the Con- 
gress of the United State, in the place of Hon. James McMillan, whose 
tenn of office expires on the fourth day of March next; and also the 
naming of a candidate for the office of Senator in the Congress of the 
United States in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased. 

The Speaker announced that the candidate for Senator in the place of 
Hon. James McMillan would first be named, and after that a candidate for 
the office of Senator in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased, 
wonld be named. 

The House then proceeded by viva voce vote to name a person for Senator 
in Congress for the six years following the fourth day of March next, 
with the following result: 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Cambum 
Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, a. M. 
Curtis, M. 8. 
Davis 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Ferguson 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 



FOE JAMES MOMILLAN. 

Mr. Heniy 
Herrig 
Hicks 
Hilton 
Holden 
Holmes 
Hoyt 
Huggett 
Jones 

Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
K^mpf 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 

Linderman 
Lonsbury 
Madill 
Marsh 
Marsilje 
Matthews 
McNall 
Miller 
Moore 



Mr. Pearson 
Peer 
Perry 
Place 
Eedfern 
Bice 
Rich 

Bichardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waite 
Ware 
Wetrkes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 



110 



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[January 15, 



Mr. Foote 


Mr. Morse 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Fuller 


Norman 


Graham 


Otis 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Partridge 



Mr. Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 



98 



The Clerk announced that there had been 98 votes cast, of which James 
McMillan had received 98 votes. 

Mr. Donovan, when his name was called, stated in explanation of his vote 
for Senator, for the full term, that he had communicated with the Hon. 
Edwin F. Uhl, the candidate of his party, and that it was the personal 
request of Mr. Uhl, that he give his vote for senator to Hon. James 
McMillan. Therefore, as a compliment to Mr. Uhl, to Mr. McMillan, and 
to the whole State of Michigan, he gave his vote to Hon. James McMillan, 
for Senator in the Congress of the United States, from Michigan, for the 
full term of six years from the fourth day of March next. 

The House then proceeded by a viva voce vote to name a person for 
Senator in Congress in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased, 
with the following result: 





FOR JULIUS 0. BURBOWS. 


•. Allen 


Mr. Herrig 


Amidon 


Hicks 


Aplin 


Hilton 


Baird 


Holden 


Belknap 


Holmes 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Bradbury 


Huggett 


Brown 


Jones 


Camburn 


Kelly, W. D. 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kempf 


Cathro 


Kent 


Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Chilver 


Kingsland 


Clark 


Kingsley 


Cook 


Latimer 


Cousins 


Lee 


Covell 


Linderman 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Curtis, M. S. 


MadiU 


Davis 


Marsh 


Edgar 


Marsilje 


Ferguson 


Matthews 


Fisk 


McNall 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Flood 


Moore 


Foote 


Morse 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Fuller 


Norman 


Graham 


Otis 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Henry 


Pearson 



Mr. 



Peer 

Perry 

Place 

Eedfern 

Kice 

Kich 

Bichardson 

Robertson 

Bobinson 

Rogner 

Rose 

Rowley 

Saxton 

Sherwood 

Smiley 

Smith 

Taylor 

Voorheis 

Wagar 

Waite 

Ware 

Weekes 

Westcott 

Whitney 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wolter 

Wood • 

Woodruff 

Wortley 

Speaker 



97 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ill 

FOR JOHN STRONG. 

Mr. DoDovan 1 

The clerk announced that there had been ninety-eight votes cast, of 
which Hon. Julias C. Burrows had received ninety-seven votes, and John 
Strong had received one vote. 

The Speaker announced that the proceedings in the special order would 
be recorded in the Journal for presentation at the joint convention which 
will convene at twelve o'clock, m., tomorrow, in accordance with the United 
States statutes. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Bepublican members of this House 
be extended to Hon. John Donovan for his courtesy in votinp^ for Hon. 
James McMillan for United States Senator for the long term, and thereby 
conferring upon our esteemed Senator the honor of being the first person 
ever elected to the United States Senate by the unanimous vote of a Legis- 
lature of this State; 

Which was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House adjourned. 



Lansing, Wednesdciy, January 16, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

On motion of Mr. Donovan, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Holmes for the day. 

Mr. F. A. Chamberlain, Committee Clerk of Group 5, appeared at the 
Speaker's desk and took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office, 
and entered on his duties. 

The Speaker announced that an error had been made in the mileage 
allowed to Harry H. Whitely, one of the House Messengers, of $39.20; on 
the discovery of the error the money had been refunded and a treasury 
receipt taken therefor. 

PBESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 17. By Mr. McNall: Petition of E. B. Crandall and 59 others 
asking that the boundaries of school district No. 9 of North Star be 
enlarged, and for the organization of a graded school. 

Referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 18. By Mr. Linderman: Petition of L. G. Kipley, H. H. Ter- 
williger, E. J. Phelan and others of Montague, relative to the liquor 
traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 19. By Mr. Kingsley: Petition of C. C. Turner, M. V. Crystler 
and 63 others relative to the liquor traffic. 



112 JOURNAL OP THE [January 16, 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 20. By Mr. Voorheis: Memorial of the board of supervisors of 
Oakland county relative to the drain laws. 

On demand of Mr. Voorheis, 

The memorial was read at length, and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To ihe Honorable ihe Senate and House of Bepresenatives of the State of 
Michigan in Legislature assembled: 

The board of supervisors for the county of Oakland being convinced 
that the drain law now in force in the State of Michip:an is radically 
defective, and that under it many abuses have grown up, and many acts of 
injustice perpetrated; do hereby petition your Honorable body to repeal 
the said '* drain law" and enact another, or thoroughly revise and amend 
it, to the end that abuses and frauds under it may be prevented. And in 
addition to the many needed changes which will be dictated by the wisdom 
of your Honorable body, we would particularly request that the number 
of petitiouers requisite for the laying out of a drain by the county drain 
commissioner be increased, and that the order drawn on the drain funds, 
in the bauds of the county treasurer, shall be audited by the board of 
supervisors of the county or some other proper authority. 

The above requests are adopted by vote of the board of supervisors of 
Oakland county. 

(Signed) La Fayette Bostwick, 

[l. 8.] Chairman. 

Fbedebigk Harris, 

Clerk. 

Dated, Pontiac, January P, 1895. 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, ) 
County of Oakland, J 

I, Frederick Harris, clerk of said county of Oakland, and clerk of the 
circuit court for said county, do hereby certify that I have compared the 
foregoing copy of petition, by board of supervisors of Oakland county, 
Michigan, with the original record thereof, now remaining in my office, 
an that it is a' true and correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of 
such original record. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed 
[l. 8.1 the seal of said court and county, this 15th day of January, A. 
D. 1895. 

Frederioe Harris, Clerk. 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

reports of standing committees. 

By the committee on Private Corporations: 

The committee on Private Corporations, to whom wfte referred 

House bill No. 48, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 119, of the public acts of 1893, bein^ 
an act entitled " An act to define what shall constitute fraternal benefici> 
ary societies, orders or associations, to provide for their incorporation, and 
the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for violation of 
the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all existing 
acts inconsistent therewith;" 



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113 



Respectfully report that they have had the same uader consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
farther consideration of the subject. 

J. T. CAMPBELL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

Mr. Belknap moved that the rules be suspended and the bill be put upon 
itfi immediate passage; 

Which motion did not prevail, two- thirds of all the members present not 
voting therefor. 

By the committee on Village Corporations: 

The committee on Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 74, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Goge- 
bic, and to repeal act No. 339, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
farther consideration of the subject. 

B. B. TAYLOE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the membei*s present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbur>' 
Brown 
Gamburn 
Campbell, H, F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Cnrtis,G. M. 
Curtis, M. S. 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Fei^^nson 
15 



Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 


Hicks 


Perry 


Hilton 


Place 


Holden 


Redfern 


Hoyt 


Rice 


Huggett 


Rich 


Jones 


Richardson 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robertson 


Kelly, W. J. 


Robinson 


Kempf 


Rogner 


Kent 


Rose 


Kimmis 


Rowley 


Kingsland 


Saxton 


Kingsley 


Sherwood 


Lee 


* Smilev 


Lonsbury 


Smith 


MadiU 


Taylor 


Marsh 


Wagar 


Marsilje 


Waite 


Matthews 


Ware 


McNall 


Weekes 


Miller 


Westcott 



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[January 16, 



Mr. Fisk 

Fitzgerald 

Flood 

Foote 

Foster 

Harris 

Henderson 

Henry 



Mr. Moore 
Morse 
Mulvey 
Norman 
Otis 

Parkinson 
Partridge 
Pearson 

NATS. 



Mr. Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 



90 




Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect. 

By the committee on Towns and Counties: 

The cbmmittee on Towns and Counties to whom was referred 

House bill No. 10, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Tittabawassee, in Saginaw county, to 
borrow twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) on its bonds to build a bridge 
across the Tittabawassee river; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that itdo pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

C. K. HOYT, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Whitney, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Henry 


Mr. Perry 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Place 


Aplin 


Hicks 


Redfern 


Baird 


Hilton 


Rice 


Belknap 


Hoyt 


Rich 


Benoit 


Huggett 


Eichardsoi) 


Bradbury 


Jones 


Robertson 


Brown 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robinson 


Cambum 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rogner 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kempf 


Rose 


Cathro 


Kimmis 


Rowley 


Chamberlain 


' Kingsland 


Saxton 


Chilver 


Kingsley 


Sherwood 


Clark 


Lee 


Smiley 


Cook 


Linderman 


Smith 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Taylor 


Covell 


Madill 


Wagar 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Waite 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsilje 


Ware 



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115 



Mr. Donovan 


Mr. Matthews 


Mr. Weekes 


Edgar 


McNall 


Westcott 


Ferguson 


Moore 


Whitney 


Pisk 


Morse 


Wildey 


Fitzgerald 


Mulvey 


Williams 


Flood 


Norman 


Wolter 


Foote 


Otis 


Wood 


Foster 


Parkinson 


Woodruff 


Graham 


Partridge 


Wortley 


Harrie 


Pearson 


Speaker 


Henderson 


Peer 





NAYS. 







Title agreed to. , 

On motion of Mr. Whitney, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

By the committee on Judiciary; 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House joint resolution No. 2, entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 9 of 
the constitution of this State relative to the salaries of certain State and 
judicial oflBcers and providing that the Legislature shall have authority to 
fix and determine the same; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

Chairman. 

Reported, accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Covell, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House joint resolution No. 1, entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 9 
of the constitntion of this State, relative to the salaries of State officers; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Covell, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

Bv the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciay to whom was referred 

House joint resolution No. 9, entitled 

A joint resolution propping an amendment to section 26, of article 4, of 
the constitution of Michigan, relative to the powers of the Legislature; 



116 ' JOURNAIi OF THE [January 16, 

Bespectfnliy report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The request was granted, apd the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the select committee on Municipal Legislation: 

The select committee on Municipal Legislation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 19, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and duties; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and 
that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

B. S. WAITE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the 
committee. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole, and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGES FBOM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Ghambeb, ) 
Lansing, January J5, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow^ 
ingbill: 

House bill No. 77, entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Bay to 
transfer money from the contingent fund of said county to the poor fund 
thereof; 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollments 
and presentation to the Governor. 



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The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 15, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instmcted by the Senate to return to the House the following 
concnrrent resolution: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That D. H. Hasbrouck be granted 
the privilege of maintaining a fruit and candy stand in postoffice and 
stationery room of this building during the present session of the Leg^ 
latore; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAKD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The message was laid on the table. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 15, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sm — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 
Senate bill No. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1875, 
entitled ''An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand 
Bapids to be callea 'the superior court of Grand Bapids,"' approved 
March 24, 1875, as amended, being section 6570 of HowelPs annotated 
statute& 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, 
and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January 15, 1895. ) 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib— I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the foUow- 
ingconcurrent resolution: 

Mesolved by the Senate ^the House concurring), That William Petrie, 
of Benzie county, be and is hereby appointed Assistant Keeper of the 
Stationery Boom; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 



118 JOURNAL OF THE [January 16^ 

The QueBtion being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
- Mr. Kedfem oflPered the following substitute therefor: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That Charles D. Cowles be and i» 
hereby appointed Assistant Keeper of the Stationery Boom at a compensa- 
tion of $2 per day during the present session of the Legislature; 

Pending discussion of which, 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The resolution was laid on the table. 

Mr. Norman moved that a committee of three be appointed to notify the 
Senate that the House is ready to receive them in joint convention, to com- 
pare the votes cast in the two houses yesterday for Senator in the Congress 
of the United States; 

Which motion prevailed, and the Speaker announced as such committee 
Messrs. Norman, Robinson and Fisk. 

After a short absence the committee returned, and reported that they 
had performed the duty assigned them and were discharged. 

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced the Honorable, the Senate, who were 
conducted to seats. 

PBOCBEDINCS IN JOINT CONVENTION. 

The joint convention met at 12 m. and was called to order by the Hon. 
Alfred Milnes, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. 

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary thereof, and a quorum 
of the Senators were present. 

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk thereof, and a quorum of 
the members were present. 

The President of the Senate announced that the two houses had met in 

Sint convention to compare the proceedings of the Senate and House of 
epresentatives of yesterday, relative to the naming of a person for Senator 
in the Congress of the United States, for six years from the fourth day of 
March next, and to ascertain if the same person had received a majority 
of all the votes cast in each house for such office, and thereby an election 
had taken place. 

And further to compare the proceedings of the Senate and House of 
Representatives of yesterday relative to the naming of a person for Sena- 
tor in the Congress of the United States in place of Hon. Francis B. 
StONckbridge, deceased, and to ascertain if the same person had received a 
majority of all the votes cast in each House for such office, and thereby an 
election had taken place. 

The Secretary of the Senate, by direction of the President thereof, read 
the Journal of proceedings in the Senate ther^n as follows: 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, 

Senate Chamber, 
Lansing y Mich.^ January 15, 1895, 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The President announced that the hour of 2:30 p. m. had arrived, the 
time fixed by resolution of the Senate for the naming, on the part of the 
Senate, of a person for Senator in the Congress of the United States, from 
the State of Michigan, for the full term of six years from the fourth day 
of March next, and also the naming of a person for Senator in the Congress 
of the United States, from the State of Michigan, to fill the vacancy caused 
by the death of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge. 



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119 



The Senate then proceeded, by a viva voce vote, to name a person for 
Senator in the Congress of the United States for the full term of six years 
from the 4th day of March next, with the following result: 



FOB JAME8 MCMILLAN 



Mr. Barnard 


Mr. Jamison 


Mr/Prescott 


Bamum 


Janes 


Preston 


Bialy 


Jewell 


Shaw 


BnggB 


Johnson 


Shelden 




Eeeler 


Smalley 


Chittenden 


Killpatrick 


Thompson 


Clapp 
Earle 


Martin 


Townsend 


Mason 


Warner 


Eaton 


McLaughlin 


Watts 


French 


Merriman 


Wheeler 


Gaige 


Pascoe 





The Secretary announced that there had been 32 votes cast, all of which 
were for James McMillan. 

The Senate then proceeded, by viva voce vote to name a person for 
Senator in the Congress of the United States, from the State of Michigan, 
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, 
with the following result: 



FOB JULIUS O. BUBBOWS 

Mr. Jamison 
Janes 
Jewell 
Johnson 
Eeeler 
Eilpatrick 
Martin 
Mason 
McLaughlin 
Merriman 
Pascoe 



Mr. Prescott 
Preston 
Shaw 
Shelden 
Smalley 
Thompson 
Townsend 
Warner 
Watts 
Wheeler 



Mr. Barnard 
Bamum 
Bialy 
Briggs 
Bnmdae'e 
Chittenden 
Clapp 
Earle 
Eaton 
French 
Gaige 

The Secretary announced that there had been 32 votes cast, all of which 
were for Julius C. Burrows. 

The President announced that the proceedings under the special order 
would be recorded in the Journal for presentation at the joint convention, 
irhich will convene at 12 o'clock m. tomorrow in accordance with the 
United States statutes. 

The Clerk of the House, by direction of the Speaker thereof, read the 
Journal of the House of Bepresentatives thereon, as follows: 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, ) 

House of Repbesentatives, > 

Lansing, Tuesday, January 15, 1895. ) 

The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 

SPEOUL OBDEB, 

Beine the naming of a candidate for the office of Senator in the Con- 
gress of the United State, in the place of Hon. James McMillan, whose 



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[January 16, 



term of office expires on the fourth day of March next; and also the 
naming of a candidate for the office of Senator in the Congress of the 
United States in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased. 

The Speaker announced that the candidate for Senator in the place of 
Hon. James McMillan would first be named, and after that a candidate for 
the office of Senator in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stock bridge, deceased, 
would be named. 

The House then proceeded by viva voce vote to name a person for Senator 
in Congress for the six years following the fourth day of March next, 
with the following result: 





FOR JAMES MCMILLAN. 




Mr. Allen 


Mt. Henry 


Mr. Pearson 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Peer 


Aplin 


Hicks 


Perry , 


Baird 


Hilton 


l^lace 


Belknap 


Holden 


Redfern 


Benoit 


Holmes 


Bice 


Bradbury 


Hoyt 


Rich 


Brown 


Huggett 


Richardson 


Cambum 


Jones 


Robertson 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rogner 


Cathro 


Kempf 


Rose 


Chamberlain 


Kent 


Rowley 


Chilver 


Kimmis 


Saxton 


Clark 


Kingsland 


Sherwood 


Cook 


Kingsley 


Smiley 


Cousins 


Latimer 


Smith 


Covell 


Lee 


Taylor 


Curtis, G. M. 


Linderman 


Voorheis 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lonsbury 


Wagar 


Davis 


MadiU 


Waite 


Donovan 


Marsh 


Ware 


Edgar 


Marsilje 


Weekes 


Ferguson 


Matthews 


Westcott 


Fisk 


McNall 


Whitney 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Wildey 


Flood 


Moore 


Williams 


Foote 


Morse 


Wolter 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Wood 


Fuller 


Norman 


Woodruff 


Graham 


Otis 


Wortley 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Speaker 


Henderson 


Partridge 





The Clerk announced that there had been 98 votes cast, of which James 
McMillan had received 98 votes. 

Mr. Donovan, when his name was called, stated in explanation of his vote 
for Senator, for the full term, that he had communicated with the Hon. 
Edwin F. Uhl, the candidate of his party, and that it was the personal 
request of Mr. Uhl, that he give his vote for senator to Hon. Jamee 
McMillan. Therefore, as a compliment to Mr. Uhl, to Mr. McMillan, and 



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121 



to the whole State of Michigan, he p^ave his vote to Hon. James McMillan, 
for Senator in the Congress of the United States, from Michigan, for' the 
full term of six years from the fourth day of March next. 

The House then proceeded by a viva voce vote to name a person for 
Senator in Congress in the place of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased, 
with the following result: 

Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Camburn 
Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 

Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Churk 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. 8. 
Davis 
Edgar 
Ferguson 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 
Fuller 
Graham 
Harris 
Henderson 
Henry Pearson 97 

Mr. Donovan 1 

The clerk announced that there had been ninety -eight votes cast, of 
which Hon. Julius C. Burrows had received ninety-seven votes, and John 
Strong had received one vote. 

The Speaker announced that the proceedings in the special order would 
be recorded in the Journal for presentation at the joint convention which 
will convene at twelve o'clock, m., tomorrow, in accordance with the United 
States statutes. 

WhermpoHj The President of the Senate announced that the two Houses 
had met in joint convention to compare the proceedings of the Senate and 
16 



FOR JULIUS C. BURROWS 




Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 


Hicks 


Perry 


Hilton 


Place 


Holden 


Bedfern 


Holmes 


Kice 


Hoyt 


Eich 


Huggett 


Richardson 


Jones 


Robertson 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robinson 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rogner 


Kempf 


Rose 


Kent 


Rowley 


Kimmis 


Saxton 


Kingsland 


Sherwood 


Kingsley 


Smiley 


Latimer 


Smith 


Lee 


Taylor 


Xiinderman 


Voorheis 


Lonsbury 


Wagar 


Madill 


Waite 


Marsh 


Ware 


Marsilje 


Weekes 


Matthews 


Westcott • 


McNall 


Whitney 


Miller 


Wildey 


Moore 


Williams 


Morse 


Wolter 


Mulvey 


Wood 


Norman 


WoodruflP 


Otis 


Wortley 


Parkinson 


Speaker 


Partridge 




Pearson 




FOR JOHN STRONG. 





122 JNURNAL. OP THE [January 16, 

House of BepreBentatives of yesterday, relative to the naming of a person 
for Senator in the Congress of the United States for six years from the 4th 
day of March next, and to ascertain if the same person had received a 
majority of all the votes cast in each Honse for such office, and thereby an 
election had taken place. 

And further to compare the proceedings of the Senate and House of 
Representatives of yesterday, relative to the naming of a person for Sen- 
ator in the congress of the United States to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, and to ascertain if the same person 
had received a majority of all the votes cast in each House for such office, 
and thereby an election had taken place. 

The President announced that it appeared from the records that 130 
votes had been cast for the office of Senator in the Congress of the United 
States for the term of six years from the 4th day of March next, of which 
James McMillan had received 130 votes; 

Therefore, 66 votes being necessary to a choice, and James McMillan 
having received 130 votes, it is apparent, and is now officially declared that 
James McMillan, having received a majority of eA\ the votes cast yester- 
day, severally, in the two Houses (a quorum being present and voting in 
each), and in the aggregate, is duly elected to the office of Senator in the 
Congress of the United States from the State of Michigan, for the term of 
six years, commencing on the 4th day of March next. 

And further, that it appeared by the records that 130 votes had been cast 
for the office of Senator in the Congress of the United States to fill the 
vacancy caused by the decease of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, of which 
votes one vote was cast for John Strong, And 129 votes were cast for 
Julius C. Burrows; 

Therefore, 66 votes being necessary to a choice, and Julius C. Burrows 
having received 129 votes, it is apparent, and is now officially declared that 
Julius C, Burrows, having receiveid a majority of all the votes cast yester- 
day, severally, in the two houses (a quorum being present and voting in 
each) and in the aggregate, is duly elected to the office of Senator in the 
Congress of the United States from the Stete of Michigan, in the place of 
Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, deceased. 

On motion of Senator Clapp, 

The joint convention adjourned sine die. 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 
LEWIS M. MILLER, 
Clerk of the House of Representatives^ 
And Secretaries of the Joint Convention. 

The Senators having retired, the House was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

The Speaker announced that the joint convention bad met and compared 
the proceedings had severaly by the two Houses of this Legislature, yes- 
terday, in naming a person for Senator in the Congress of the United 
States for the term of six years following the 4th day of March next, and 
that on such comparison it appeared by the records that 130 votes had been 
cast for the said office, of which James McMillan had received 130 votes; 

Whereupon^ It had appeared and had been officially declared that James 
McMillan having received a majority of all the votes cast yesterday, 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 12$ 

severally, in the two Houses (a quorum being present and voting in each), 
and in the aggregate, was duly elected to the office of Senator in the Con- 
gress of the United States from the State of Michigan, for a term of six 
years from the 4th day of March next. 

And further that the joint convention had met and compared the pro- 
ceedings had severally by the two Houses of this Legislature, yesterday,. 
in naming a person for Senator ' in the Congress of the United States to 
fill the vacancy caused by the decease of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge; 
and that on such comparison it appeared by the records that 130 votes 
had been cast for the said office, of which John Strong had received one 
rote and Julius C. Burrows had received 129 votes; 

Whereupony It had appeared and had been officially declared that Julius 
C. Barrows having received a majority of all the votes cast yesterday, 
severally, in the two Houses (a quorum being present and voting in each), 
in the aggregate, was duly elected to the office of Senator in the Congresa 
of the United States to fill the vacancy caused by the decease of Hon. 
Francis B. Stockbridge. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present 

The House resumed the regular order 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Cathro gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to vacate the township of Greenwood, in the county of Oscoda^ 
and incorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Elmer, in 
Oscoda county, and also to provide for the turning over of the funds and 
properly of said vacated township to the proper officers of said township 
of Elmer. 

Mr. Eingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to establish a municipal court in the city of Benton Harbor. 

Mr. Gathro gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to vacate the township of Atherton in the county of Oscoda and 
bcorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Harmon in the 
connty of Oscoda, and also to provide for the turning over of the funds 
and property of said vacated township to the proper officers of said town- 
ship of Harmon. 

Mr. Herrig gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution for the relief of John Blight. 

Mr. Gathro gave notice that at some future oay he would ask leave to 
introduce 



134 JOURNAL OP THE [January 16, 

A bill to vacate the township of Mount Pindus in Oscoda county, and 
incorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Big Creek in 
Oscoda county, and also to provide for the turning over of the funds and 
property of said vacated township to the proper officers of said township 
of Big Creek. 

Mr. Rice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 49 of the public acts of 1885, being an 
act for the relief of purchasers and settlers on swamp lands. 

Mr. Pearson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 53 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 
and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore 
and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, estab- 
lishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of 
lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands 
bid oS to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 
200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in any- 
wise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 

Mr. McNall gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill providing for the clieaning out and deepening of the little Salt 
Biver from its sources in the townships of Pine Biver in Gratiot county 
and Coe in Isabella county, running thence through the townships of 
Jasper and Lee in Midland county to the point where it empties into the 
Chippewa river, and making an appropriation of state swamp lands for 
said purpose. 

Mr. Eempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the prevention of blindness in the newly bom, by 
compelling mid-wives and nurses to report in writing to the local health 
officer any redness or inflammation occurring in the eyes of infants under 
2 weeks of age, and to provide a penalty for the neglect of 'the same. 

Mr. Aplin gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 8713 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

Mr. Aplin gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to enlarp;e the powers of the circuit courts of the State of Michi- 
gan, and to provide for the improvement of the practice therein in actions 
at law and actions in equity. 

Mr. Holden gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 12 of act No. 126, session laws of 1893, entitled 
''An act to regulate the employment of women and children in manufac- 
turing establishments of this State, to provide for the inspection and regu- 
lation of such manufacturing establishments, and to provide for the 
enforcement of such regulation and inspection," approved May 27, 1893. 

Mr. Hoyt gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 321 of the local acts of the State 
of Michigan of the year 1875, entitled "An act to incorporate the village 



1896.) HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 125 

of Zeeland in the county of Ottawa, Michigan, as amended by section 1 of 
article 1 of act No. 329 of the local acts of the State of Michigan of the 
year 1883. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the Home of Industry for Discharged Prisoners and 
making an appropriation therefor. 

Mr. Peer gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of x^hapter i of act No. 227 of the public acts 
of 1C85, as amended by act No. 233 of the public acts of 1889, approved 
July 1, 1889, the . same being section 174{)-d8, of HowelPs annotated 
statntea 

Mr. Peer gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 5 of said act of 1885, being an act 
entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains 
and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other 
laws relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by the several 
acts amendatory thereof, and being section 1740e-2 of Howell's annotated 
statutes. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introdace 

A bill to provide for the construction of a drain in the township of 
Augres, Areuac county, from Duck Lake to Saginaw Bay, and making an 
appropriation of State swamp lands for said purpose. 

Mr. Richardson gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled "An act to incorporate the vil- 
lage of Dundee," approved April 13, 1871, as amended by act No. 302 of 
the session laws of 1883, approved May 18, 1883. 

Mr. Brown gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 166 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
"An act to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders 
for the passage of fish through dams across the Muskegon river and its 
tributaries, Clinton river and its tributaries, in Macomb county, and the 
Black river in Sanilac and Huron counties, and to provide a penalty for 
violations of the provisions of this act." 

Mr. Bobinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill providing for an assaying building at the Michigan Miniug 
School, at Houghton, Michigan, and for the refitting and further equip- 
ment of the same, and for the support and maintenance of said mining 
school for the years 1895 and 1896, and making an appropriation therefor. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce , 

A bill to provide for the return of ex-convicts to the county from which 
they were sentenced, upon their release from the several penal institutions 
of this State. 

Mr. Donovan gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



126 JOURNAL OF THE [January 16, 

A bill entitled a bill to establish and enforce an interchangeable and 
redeemable system of mileage for the railroads of Michigan. 

Mr. Morse gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, of chapter 1, section 1, of chapter 3, section 
3 of chapter 3, and section 12, of chapter 3, and section 1 of chapter 5, 
and to add a new section to chapter 9 to stand as section 7 of chapter 9 
of act No. 227, of the session laws of 1885, entitled "An act to provide 
for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and 
collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto,^' 
approved June 20, 1885, as amended by the acts amendatory thereof. 

Mr. Jones gave notice that at some future day h^ would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach the north half of sections 19 and 20, and all of sec- 
tions 17 and 18 in town 47 north of range 27 west from the township of 
Ishpeming and attach the same to the township of Tilden in the county of 
Marquette. 

Mr. Miller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for an appropriation for the preparation, publication 
and distribution of the proceedings of the twenty-first and twenty-second 
annual meetings of the Michigan Superintendents of the Poor. 

Mr. Amidon gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the planting of trees and shrubs on school premises, 
lind the setting apart of a day for that purpose which shall be known as Arbor 
Day, and which shall, so far as teachers and pupils are concerned, be con- 
sidered a legal holiday. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1, 3, and 4 of act No. 193 of the public acts of 
1889, being an act entitled **An act to provide for relief outside of the 
Soldiers Elome of honorably dischared union soldiers, sailors, and marines, 
and the indigent wives, widows, and minor children of such indigent or 
deceased union soldiers, sailors, and marines. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend and revise the charter of the city of Port Huron. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain lands from the township of St. Ignace and add 
and attach the same to the township of Moran in the county of Mackinac, 
State of Michigan, and to detach certain lands from the township of 
Holmes and add and attach the same to the township of St. Ignace in said 
county. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the fees of circuit court commissioners in reference 
to mortgage forecloures. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 11 of chapter 225 of the second volume of How- 



189&.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 127 

ell's annotated statates, fixing compensation of executors and adminis- 
trators in certain cases. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill fixing the fees of registers of deeds for recording certain papers. 

Mr. Kingsley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 2 of act No. 227 of the public acts 
of 1885, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance 
of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor and to repeal 
all other laws relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by the 
several acts amendatory thereof. 

INTRODUOTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introdnced 

House bill No. 83, entitled 

A bill for the protection of certain fur bearing animals. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 84, entitled 

A bill to protect fish and to regulate fishing in the waters of Green bay 
within the county of Menominee, by prohibiting the use of seines, pound 
nets, gill nets, and other fixed or set nets with meshes below certain sizes, 
and to regulate the use of such n its and provide a penalty for the viola- 
tion of such law. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Smith,^ previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 85, entitled 

A bill to enable the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton to 
replace and rebuild the bridge belonging to said county, across Portage 
Lake in said county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and 

On motion of Mr. Smith, 

The rules w«re suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 

Mr. Allen Mr. Herrig Mr. Peer 

Amidon Hicks Perry 

Aplin Hilton Place 

Baird Holden Bedfern 

Belknap Hoyt Bice. 

Benoit Huggett Bich 

Bradbury Jones Bichardson 

Brown Kelly, W. D. Bobertson 

Cabum Kelly, W. J. Bobinson 



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[January 16, 



Mr. Campbell, J. T. 


Mr. Kempt 


Oathro 


Kent 


Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Chilver 


Kingsland 


Clark 


Kingsley 


ConsiDs 


Lee 


Covell 


Linderman 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Curtis, M. S. 


Madill 


Donovan 


Marsh , 


Edgar 


Marsilje 


Ferguson 


Matthews 


Fisk 


McNall 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Flood 


Moore 


Foote 


Morse 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Graham 


Norman 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Henry 


Pearson 



Mr. Roger 
Bose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waite 
Weekee 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Woltdr 
Wood 
WoodruflP 
Wortley 
« Speaker 



NAYS. 



91 




Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Smith, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Linderman, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 86, entitled 

A bill to establish and create a commission to be known as "The Com- 
mission for the Development of State Lands," which shall have charge of 
certain interests of the State in delinquent tax lands, granting the' commis- 
sion certain power and authority, providing for the appointment, duties, 
term of office and pay of the members thereof, defining the duties of the 
Governor, Auditor General, Land Commissioner and other officers and 
relation thereto, creating a fund for the use of said commission from the 
sales of delinquent tax lands, making an appropriation for the use of said 
commission, and repealing all acts or portions thereof contravening this 
act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Place, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 87, entitled 

A bill to require the district boards and boards of education of all the 
public schools of the State to provide free' text books for all the pupils of 
their respective districts, and to establish certain regulations for the 
enforcement of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 129 

Houae bill No. 88, entitled 

A bill to amend section 12 of act 393, of the local acts of 1879, being an 
4ict entitled "An act to provide for the keeping of the accounts of and the 
deposits of the public moneys oJE the county of Wayne, and to repeal act 
No. 14 of special session laws of 1874, relative to the deposits thereof,^* 
approved May 27, 1879. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
^mmittee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 89, entitled 

A bill to provide for the determination b^ the probate courts of this 
State of the sanity of persons heretofore, adjudged by such courts to be 
insane, with a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for 
the care and treatment of the insane. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 90, entitled 

A bill to prevent the adulteration of drugs, food and spirituous, fer- 
mented or malt liquors in the State of Michigan. 

The bill was -read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Liquor TrafSc 

Mr. Smiley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 91, entitled 

A l^ill to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate express companies 
and their agents and individuals prosecuting the express business not 
incorporated by the State of Michigan," approved March 27, 1867, chapter 
103 first HowelFs statutes, sections 3718 to 3723, by adding two new sec- 
tions thereto relative to fixing their duties and liabilities. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. McNall, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 92, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the public schools of district No. 9 of North Star 
and enlarge its boundaries. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Bedfern, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 93, entitled 

A bill to provide for the prevention and punishment of bicycle and 
tricycle stealing. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Eempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 94, entitled 

A bill to amend section 17 of act 164 public acts 1881, entitled ''An act 
io revise and consolidate the laws relating to publiainstruction and primary 
17 



130 ^JOURNAL OP THE [January 16, 

schools/' and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of 
this aci 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Eempf , previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 95, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 14 of act No. 190 of the public acts of 
1891, entitled ^'An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to pre- 
vent fraud and (deception) deceptions at elections in this State,*' a» 
amended by act No. 202 of the public acts of 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second, time by its title and referred to the 
oommittee on Elections. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 96, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Caseville. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Oorporationa 

Mr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 97, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing^ 
the so-called State road drain in the township of Biverton, Mason county,. 
Michigan,. and to provide for and authorize the assessment and collection 
of taxes therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on Local Taxation. 

Mr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 98, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing^ 
the so-called Ox Bow lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and 
collection of taxes therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Local Taxation. 

Mr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 99, entitled 

A bill to provide and authorize proceedings for legally establishing the 
so called St. Marys Lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and coU 
lection of taxes therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on 

Mr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 100, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing 
the so called Bickford lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason,, 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and col- 
lection of taxes therefor. 



1885.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 131 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the' 
eommittee on Local Taxation. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 101, entitled 

A bill to amend an act relative to free schools in the city of Detroit, 
approved February 24, 1869, and amended March 27, 1873, March 11, 1881, 
June 8, 1883, March 6, 1889, March 23, 1893, so as to provide for a reor- 
gaoization of the board of education in said city. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations, and 

On motion of Mr. Partridge, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committe. 

Mr. Partridge previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 102, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893^ 
entitled ^'An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of 7 
nersoDS for the courts of record in the county of Wayne, and to repeal act 
No. 95 of the public acts of 1887, as amended by act No. 42 of the public 
acts of 1891 and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provis- 
ions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly quaUfied as such 
from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 103, entitled 

A bill to amend section 4 of act 161 of the public acts of 1887, entitled 
''An act to provide for the care and maintenance of indigent insane persons 
in private asylums within the State," approved June 7, 1887, being com- 
piler's section 1945d, of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Norman, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House biU No. 104, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 171, of the laws of Michigan for the year 
1873, entitled ''An act establishing a state agency for the care of juvenile 
offenders," approved April 29, 1873, as amended, being compiler's section 
9894 of 3d HowelPs annotated statutes of Michigan. 

The^ bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Allen, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 105, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the city of Charlotte, and to repeal act 250 of 
the session laws of Michigan for the year 1871, entitled "An act to incor- 
porate the cfty of Charlotte," approved March 29, 1871, and all amend- 
ments thereo£ 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
conmiittee on City Corporations. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 



{January 16, 



Mr. Oathro, previons notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introdnced 

House joint resolution No. 10, entitled 

Joint resolution authorizing and empowering the commissioner of the 
Btate Land Office to revive part-paid Agricultural College land certificate 
No. 18539, issued to Benjamin Titus, of Alpena county, January 11, 1883. 

The bill was rea4 a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND BESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Edgar offered the following: 

Reaolvedj That the services of Charles D. Oowles as Assistant Stationery 
Olerk shall terminate this day, and the Clerk of the House be instructed to 
draw an order for the amount due him for services. 

Mr. Eempf moved to amend the resolution by adding at the end thereof 
the following: 

And that the Sergeant-at-Arms detail a messenger boy from time to 
time to act as Assistant Stationery Clerk without extra compensation; 

On agreeing to which, 

Mr. Covell demanded the yeas and nay& 

The demand was seconded, and the motion to amend prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Amidon 


Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Norman 


Baird 


Hicks 


Otis 


Belknap 


Hilton 


Parkinson 


Benoit 


Holden 


Partridge 


Brandbury 


Hoyt 


Pearson 


Brown 


Huggett 


Perry 


Camburn 


Jones 


Rice 


CrmpbeU, H. F. 


Kelly, W. D. 


Rich 


Cathro 


Kelly, W. J. 


Richardson 


Chamberlain 


Kempf 


Robinson 


Clark 


Kent 


Rogner 


Cook 


Kimmis 


Sax ton 


Cousins 


Kingsland 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Kingsley 


Smith 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lee 


Voorheis 


Curtis, M. S. 


Linderman 


Wagar 


Donovan 


Lonsbury 


Waite 


Edgar 


MadiU 


Ware 


Ferguson 


Marsh 


Weekes 


Fisk 


Marsilje 


Whitney 


Fitzgerald 


Matthews 


Williams 


Flood 


McNall 


Wolter 


Graham 


Miller 


Wood 


Harris 


Moore 


Woodruff 


Henderson 


Morse 


Wortley 


Henry 


Mulvey 


Speaker 



78 



Mr. Men 


Mr. Peer 


Aplin 


Place 


Campbell, J. H 


Bedfern 


Foote 


RobertBon 


Foster 


Rose 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 183 

NAYS. 

Mr. Rowley 
Smiley 
Taylor 
Wescott 
Wildey IB 

The question then being on the adoption of the resolution as amended. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell offered the following: 

Resolvedy That no more bills be i>ut upon their immediate passage by 
this House unless said bills be previously printed for the use of the com- 
mittees, and copies thereof placed on the desks of all the members. 

Mr. Eempf moved that the resolution be amended by adding at the end 
thereof the words " this rule shall not apply to bills of a strictly local 
nature," 

Which motion prevailed. 

The resolution as amended was then adopted. 

Mr. Ferguson offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That when the Legis- 
lature adjourns on Friday, the 18th inst., it stand adjourned until Tuesdsiy, 
January 29th at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of giving the several com- 
mittees on the State institutions an opportunity to visit said institutions 
and to inquire into their condition and necessities; 

Pending the order that the resolution lie over one day under the rules. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the resolution was put upon its immediate consideration. 

The resolution was then adopted. 

Mr. Redfem moved that 

House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13, of act No. 147 of the 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled '^An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts con- 
flicting with the provisions of this act;'* 

Be made the special order for Friday, January 18, at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 16, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Represeniaiives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
bill: 

House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6, of an act entitled '' An act to amend 
an act entitled ' An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to 
repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,' approved June 7, 
1883, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893. 



181 JOURNAL OF THE [ Januaiy 17^ 

In the passage of whiph the Senate has concurred by a majority vote 
of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators 
elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment* 
and presentation to the Governor. 
On motion of Mr. Hoyt, 
The House adjourned. 



Lansing^ Thursday, Jantuiry 17, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Chilver and Ferguson. 

On motion of Mr. Ware, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Chilver until Monday next 

On motion of Mr. Baird, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Ferguson for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Lee, 

Leave of absence was granted to the committee on School for the Blind 
for the day. 

Mr. Waldo arose to a question o£ privilege: In that he was unavoidably 
absent when the vote was taken for United States Senators, he wished to 
be placed on record in that regard. It would have afforded him great 
pleasure to have been able to name as his candidates for the offices of 
United States Senators from Michigan, Hon. James McMillan and Hon. 
Julius 0. Burrows. 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 21. By Mr. Miller: Petition of the board of supervisors of Kala. 
mazoo county relative to fees of county treasurers, for certifying on deeds 
the payment of taxes. 

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. 

No. 22. By Mr. Miller: Petition of the supervisors of Kalamazoo 
county for an amendment to the laws for drains and roads. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Village Corporations: 

The committee on Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 61, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to incorporate the village of Coloma, in the county of 
Berrien;" 



189S.] 



HOUSE OF RBPRESENTATIVES. 



135 



Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the Hoase, without 
amendment^ and recommend that it do pasB, and ask to be discharged from 
the farther consideration of the subject. 

E. B. TAYLOR, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Eingsland, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passaga 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YBAa 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hicks 


Mr. Perry 


Amidon 


Hilton 


Place 


Aplin 


Holden 


Bedfern 


Baird 


Hoyt 


Bice 


Belknap 


Hugget 


Richardson 


Benoit 


Jones 


Robertson 


Bradbury 


- Kelly, W.D. 


Bogner 


Brown 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bose 


Cambum 


Kempf 


Rowley 


Campbell, R F. 


Kent ^ 


Saxton 


Cathro 


Kimmis 


Sherwood 


Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Smiley 


Clark 


Kingsley 


Smith 


Cook 


Lii\derman 


Taylor 


Cousins 


Lonsbory 


Voorheis 


Covell 


MadiU 


Wagar 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Waldo 


Curtis, M. 8. 


Marsilje 


Ware 


Donovan 


McNall 


Weeks 


Fisk 


Miller 


Westcott 


Fitzgerald 


Moore 


Whitney 


Flood 


Morse 


Wildey 


Foote 


Mulvey 


Williams 


Foster 


Norman 


Wolter 


Graham 


Otis 


Wood 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Woodruff 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Wortley 


Henry 


Pearson 


Speaker 


Herrig 


Peer 


86 




NAYS. 





Title agreed to. 






On motion of Mr. 


Kingsland, 




By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 


take immediate effect 




By the committee 


on Public Lands: 




The committee on 


Public Lands, to whom was referred 


House bill No. 86, entitled 




A bill to establish and create a commission 


to be known as "The com- 


mission for the development of State lands," 


which shall have charge of 



186 JOURNAL OP THE- [Jaouarj 17^ 

certain interests of the State in delinquent tax lands, granting the com* 
mission certain power and authority proriding for the appointment, duties,, 
terms of oflSce, and pay of the members thereof, defining the duties of the 
Governor, Auditor General, Land Commissioner, and other officers with 
relation thereto, creating a fund for the use of said commission for the 
sale of delinquent tax lands, making an appropriation for the use of said 
commission, and repealing all acts or portions thereof contravening this act; 
BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

R. KEMPF, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Eempf, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Enrollment: 

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 77, entitled 

An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Bay to 
transfer money from the contingent fund of said county to the poor fund 
thereof. 

B. F. MoNALL, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted. 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

HouBe bill No. 39, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the schools of the city of Manistee, Manistee 
county, Michigan ; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

F. W. BEDFEBN, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Bedfem, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. ^ 

Bv the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 66, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893^ 
entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county or 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith;'* 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

CHABLES H. FI8K, 

Chairman. 
Beport accepted and committee discharged. 



f 
\ 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 137 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the 
general order withomt printing. 

By the committee on Ways and Means: 

The committee on Ways and Means have directed me to make the follow- 
ing supplemental report to the one already made on mileage of members 
and employ^ of the Honse. The following names not having been 
reported: 



W. E. Stocking, Janitor 152 

Van B. Pond, Clerk 164 

E. A. Poster, Enrolling Clerk. j._'_ ...: 372 

Wm. W. Shier, Clerk 174 

Wm. M. Clark, Clerk 2 

Geo. A. Dyer, Clerk 2 

Chas.H. Watson, Clerk 1,224 

Lloyd Smith, Messenger 198 

Thos. E. Mathews, Assistant Enrolling Clerk 186 

Also the following additions of mileage as corrections of former report: 



Bepresentative Matthews, error of 12 

Bepresentative Lee, error of _ 6 

Bepresentative Kempf, error of - -_ .-- 10 

Bepresentative Kimmis, error of 27 

Meesenger Boy 8. Lyle, errror of.,> _ 70 

W. A. Bowley, error of 8 

A. S. ROSE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Rose, 

The report was adopted. 

By the committee on Local Taxation : 

The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 97, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establish- 
ing the so c^led State road drain in the township of Riverton, Mason 
county, Michigan, and to provide tor and authorize the assessment and col- 
lection of taxes therefor; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same nnder consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

E. A. WILDET, 

Chairmofn. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 
By the committee on Local Taxation: 
The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 98, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing 
18 



138 JOURNAIi OF THB [January 17, 

the so called Ox Bow Lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize thjd assessment and 
collection of taxes therefor; 

Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

B. A. WILDET, 

ChairmatL 

.Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Local Taxation: 

The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 100, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceedings for legally establishing 
the so called Bickford lake drain, in the township of Tiverton, Mason- 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and 
collection of taxes therefor; 

Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committea 

E. A. WILDET, 

Chairman, 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Local Taxation : 

The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 99, entitled 

A bill to provide for and authorize proceeding's for legally establishing 
the so called St Mary's Lake drain in the township of Biverton, Mason 
county, Michigan, and to provide for and authorize the assessment and col- 
lection of taxes therefor; 

Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

E. A. WILDEY, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Private Corporations: 

The committee on Private Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 12, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of an act entitled " An act to authorize the 
formation of gas light companies," approved February 12, 1885, being 
section 4175 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 25, 
of the public acts of 1889, entitled " An act to amend sections 2, 6 and 8 of 
an act entitled ' An act to authorize the formation of gas light compa- 



1805.] HOUSfi OF KEPRBSENTATIVES. 189 

Dies,'" approved February 12, 1885, as heretofore amended, approved 
March 23, 1889; 

Bespectf ally report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the 
accompanying substitute therefor, entitled 

A bill to ameud section 8 of an act entitled "An act to authorize the 
formation of gas light companies,*' approved February 12« 1855, being 
section 4175 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 25 of 
the public acts of 1889, entitled "An act to amend sections 2, 6 and 8 of 
an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of gas light compa- 
nies,'" approved February 12, 1855, as heretofore amended, approved 
March 23, 1889; 

Becommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substi- 
tute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of 
the subject 

J. T. CAMPBELL, 

Chairman, 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of J. T. Campbell, 

The House concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported by 
committee. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole, and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGES FBOM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 15^ 1895. j 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

8iB~I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
bUl: 

House bill No. 52, entitled 

A bill to amend an act entitled ''An act relative to justices' courts in the 
city of Grand Bapids, to reduce the number thereof and to fix the 
compensation of such justices, and to provide a clerk and offices therefor, 
being act No. 306 of local acts of 1893," approved March 22, 1893, by 
adding thereto a new section; 

And io inform the House that the Senate has amended the same, as 
follows: 

1. By striking out of line 12 of section 1 the figure ^'9" and inserting in 
lieu thereof the figure "13." 

2. By striking out of line "11" of section 1 the figure "9" and inserting 
in lieu thereof the figure "13." 

3. By inserting in line 13 of section 1 after the words "justice of the 
peace," the words "of the county of Kent and State of Michigan." 

4. By inserting in line 17 of section 1 after the word " jurisdiction," the 
words " as against all other justices of the peace of said county of Kent." 

In the passage of which, as thus amended, the Senate has concurred by 
a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all 
the Senators elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 



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[January 17, 



The qnestion being on concurring in the amendment made by the Senate 
tothebiU, 

On motion of Mr. Graham, 

The House concurred, a majority of all the members elect voting there- 
for, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 

Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell,- J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. S. 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 
Graham 
Harris 
Henderson 
Henry 



TEAS. 

Mr. Herrig 

Holden 

Hoyt 

Huggett 

Jones 

Kelly, W. J. 

Eempf 

Kent 

Kimmifl 
L Kingsland 

Eingsley 

Linderman 

Lonsbury 

MadiU 

Marsh 

Marsilje 

Matthews 

McNall 

Moore 

Morse 

Mulvey 

Norman 

Parkinson 

Partridge 

Pearson 

Peer 

Perry 



Mr. Place 
Bice 
Bich 

Bichardson 
Bog^er 
Bose 
Bowley 
Sax ton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
WoodruflP 
Wortley 
Speaker 



80 



NAYS. O 

The bill was then referred to the committee on Enrollment for enroll- 
ment and presentation to the Governor. 

K0TI0E& 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the copying, transcribing and recording of instruments 
in the office of the register of deeds for the county of Wayne and to fix the 
comi)en8ation therefor. 

Mr. Fitzgerald gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to repeal section 7 of act No. 122 of the public acts of 1889, 
entitle^ *'An act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws 
and documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers and public 
institutions of this State, now or hereafter to be published, and to provide 
for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to repeal all exist- 
ing laws providing for the publication and distribution of said laws, docu* 



i805l] house of representatives. 141 

ments or reports," approved May 3, 1889, being section 26g of Howell's 
annotated statntes. 

Mr. Yoorheis gave notice that at some f ature day he wonld ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment, fixing compensation and defining 
the duties of stenographer for the probate court tor the county of Oak- 
land, and for taking and transcribing of testimpny in cases on examina- 
tion of offenders before justices of the peace, for the county of Oakland, 
charged with an offense not triable before a justice of tiie peace. 

Mr. Whitney gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill providing for the organization of a graded school in the township 
of Brady, county of Saginaw, to be known as the Oakley public school 
district 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A;bill to amend the charter of the city of' Manistee, Michigan. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

^ A bill to authorize the formation of corporations for literary and scien- 
tific purposes and to repeal an act entitled ''An act to authorize the form- 
ation of corporations for literary and'^scientific purposes," approved March 
21, 1865, as amended by act No, 18 of the session laws of 1867, act No. 72 
of the session laws of 1869, and act No. 19 of the session laws of 1871. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 313 of the session laws of 1887, relative to the 
taxation and regulation of the manufacture and sale of spirituous and 
intoxicating liquors. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to allow the village of Ontonagon, in the county of Ontonagon 
and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of 
S12,000, to extend its system of water works and to complete its electric 
lighting plant. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to authorize the school district known as the public schools of 
the township of Ontonagon to borrow money to be used in the payment of 
the outstanding indebtedness of said district. 

Mr. Kingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 156 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled "An act to regulate the interest on money on account, interest on 
moneys, judgments, verdicts, etc.," approved June 24, 1891. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to provide for the immediate registration and prompt return and 
compilation of births and deaths in Michigan. 

Mr. Clark gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce . 

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 10 of an act to revise and 
amend the charter of the city of Ludington, Mason county, Michigan, 
approved March 20, 1893. 



142 JOURNAL OP THE [January 17, 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some fatore day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate the sale of malt, brewed, spirituous and fermented 
liquors by the drink and to prohibit the drinking of the same in saloons^ 
bar-rooms or other public places, and to provide a penalty for the violation 
of its provisions. 

Mr. Benoit gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for inspectors of beer in this State. 

INTBODUGTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Miller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 106, entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 233 of the laws of Michigan, approved Feb. 7, 
1867, and entitled ^'An act to* establish and organize school district Na 
13," in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo and State of 
Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Miller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 107, entitled 

A bill to provide for an appropriation for the preparation, publication 
and distribution of the proceedings of the 21st and 22d annual meetings 
of the Michigan superintendents of the poor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 108, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 35 of the session laws of 1867, entitled '^An act 
to provide for the formation of street railway companies," and the amend- 
ments thereto, being chapter 95 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michi- 
gan, by adding four new sections thereto to stand as sections 31, 32, S'6 and 
§4 of said act 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 109, entitled 

A bill relative to the employment of minors. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Rice, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 110, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1885, being 
'*An act for the relief of purchasers and settlers on swamp land, and to 
repeal act No. 166, session laws of 1855, and act No. 173, session laws of 
1867; the same being sections 5386 and 5387, Howell's annotated statutes,'' 
approved April 16, 1885. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 143 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Lands. 

Mr. Holden, previons notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. Ill, entitled 

A bill to amend section 12 of act No. 126, session laws of 1893, entitled 
''An act to regulate the employment of women and children in manu- 
facturing establishments of this State, to provide for the inspection and 
regulation of such manufacturing establishments, and to provide for the 
eniforcement of such regulation and inspection,'' approved May 27, 1893. 

The bill was read a firet and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Kingsley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 112, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 2 of act No. 227 of the public acts 
of 1885, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance 
of drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal 
all other laws relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by the 
several acts amendatory thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee Drainage. 

Mr. Morse, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 113, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 1, section 1 of chapter 3, section 3 
of chapter 3, and section 12 of chapter 3, and section 1 of chapter 5, and 
to add a new section to chapter 9 to stand as section 7 of chapter 9 of act 
No. 227 of the session laws of 1885, entitled "An act to provide for the 
construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and collection 
of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," approved 
June 20, 1885, as amended by the acts amendatory thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 114, entitled 

A bill relative to the industrial home for discharged prisoners and mak- 
ing an appropriation therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 115, entitled 

A bill to provide for and fix and limit the compensation, and to prescribe 
the duties of certain officers and employes of the county of Wayne. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Amidon, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 116, entitled 

A bill to provide for the planting of trees and shrubs on school 
premises, and the setting apart of a day for that purpose, which shall be 



144 JOURNAL OF THE [January 17, 

known as Arbor Day, and which ahall, so far as teachers and pupils are 
concerned, be considered a legal holiday. 

The bill was read a first and- second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Aplin, preyious notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 117, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8713 of HowelFs annotated statutes of 
Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Aplin, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 118, entitled 

A bill to enlarge the powers of the circuit, courts of the State of Mich- 
igan, and to provide for the improvement of the practice therein in actions 
at law and actions in equity. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 119, entitled 

A bill to provide for the prevention of blindness in the newly born, by 
compelling midwives and nurses to report in writing to the local health 
officer any redness or inflammation occurring in the eyes of infants under 
two weeks of age, and to provide a penalty for the neglect of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Bradbury, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 120, entitled 

A bill to provide for the construction of a drain in the township of Au 
Ores, Arenac county, from Duck lake to Saginaw bay, and making an 
appropriation of State swamp lands for said purpose. 

The bill was read a first and second by its title and referred to the com- 
mittee on Drainage. 

Mr. McNall, previous notice having been given ^nd leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 121, entitled 

A bill providing for the cleaning out and deepening of the Little Salt 
river, from its sources in the township of Pine river in Gratiot county, and 
the township of Coe in Isabella county, running thence through the town> 
ships of Jasper and Lee in Midland county to the point where it empties 
into the Chippewa river, and making and appropriation of State swamp 
lands for said purpose. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 11, entitled 

A joint resolution entering protest of Michigan to the present plan of 
national immigration. 



ism I HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 146 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
'Committee on State Affair8> 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Whebeas, Room N which has been assigned to the use of the com- 
mittees on Village Corporations, Military Affairs, Lic^^nor Traffic, Printing, 
•Soldiers' Home and Manufactures is without furnishings of all kinds; 
therefore 

Resolt)edf That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to place such fur- 
nishings in the said committee room as shall be adequate to meet the 
Teqairements of the case, and that he be authorized to make such pur- 
chases therefor as may be necessary if unable to find such supplies in the 
capitol; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Kempf offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the different State departments do furnish the house a 
full statement in detail, giving the number of employes in their respective 
departments; whether male or female; former occupation (if soldiers so 
state); their present place of residence; also former residence; how many 
years employed in the department; what wages paid to each employ^. 

Each department shall also furnish full and itemized statements of 
expense in conducting said department for the last fiscal year; also an 
estimate in detail, amount of money required for the present year. 

Mr. Marsh moved that the resolution be amended by including in the 
information to be called for, the average number of hours' labor performed 
per day; 

Which was accepted. 

Mr. Wildey moved that the resolution be further amended by including 
in the information called for, the age of each employ 6; 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell moved to further amend the resolution by making ' 
it include information as to what clerks or employes are regular or tempo- 
rary in their employment; 

Which was accepted. 

The resolution as thus amended was then adopted. 

GENEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. Donovan to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through . their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

1. House bill No. 66, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith;" 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
cerort the same back to the House, and recommend its passage. 

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the 
following: 
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[January 17, 



2. Hoase bUl No. 36 (file No. 6), entitled 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to eetatea of deoeaaed 
persons to the coanty treasurer in certain cases; 

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair- 
man to report the same back to the House, asking concarrence therein, 
and recommend its passage. 

JOHN DONOVAN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The first named bill was placed on the order of third redding. 

On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The House concurred in the amendments-made bv the committee to the 
second named bill, and it was placed on the order of third reading. 

Mr. Foster moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 66, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith," 

Se put on its immediate passage; 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
BeHoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Cambum 
Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. 8. 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 
Graham 
Harris 



TEAS 

Mr. Henderson 
Herrig 
Hicks 
Holden 
Hoyt 
Huggett 
Jones 

Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
Kempf 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Lonsbury 
Madill 
Marshy 
Marsilje 
McNall 
Miller 
Moore 
Morse 
Mulvey 
Norman 
Parkinson 
Partridge 
Pearson 
Peer 



Mr. Perry 
Place 
Rice 

Richardson 
Robertson 
'Rogaer 
Rose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 



88 



1886.J HOUSE OP REIPRESBNTATIVES. 147 

NAYS 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that 

House bill No. ^6 (file No. 6), entitled 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased per- 
sons to the county treasurer in certain cases, 

Be recommitted to the committee of the whole and placed on the general 
order ; 

Which motion prevailed. 

On motion of Mr. Moore, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Saturday. 

On motion of Mr. Wood. 

The house took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o^clock^ p. m. 

The House met and was called to ordei: by the Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

The House resumed the regular order. 

PBESEKTATION OF PETITIONS. 

Na 30. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of Rev. Geo. B. Kulp and 68 
others, relative to the liquor traflSc, 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

Bv the committee on Enrollment: 

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), entitled 

An act to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled '*An act to 
amend an act entitled 'An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, 
and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith/ approved 
June 7, 1883, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893. 

R F. MoNALL, 

Chairman, 

Rei)ort accepted. 

IBj the committee on the School of Mines: 

The committee on the School of Mines, to whom was referred 

House bill Na 11, entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for the current and running expenses of 
ihe Michigan Minins: School Until the general appropriation for that 
purpose shall be available; 

Biaspectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and nave directed me to report the same back to the House without 



148 JOURNAL OF THE [January 17, 

amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the farther consideration of the subject. 

8. R. KINGSLEY, Jr., 

Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee diseharj^ed. 
The bill was then referred to the committee on Ways and Means. ^ 

NOTI0E8. 

Mr. Miller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act number 233 of the laws of Michigan, approved Feb- 
ruary 7, 1867, and entitled ''An act to establish and organize school district 
No. 13 in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo, and State of 
Michigan. 

Mr. Kingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 7 and 8 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 
1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the 
levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes hereto- 
fore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, 
establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and convey- 
ance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition 
of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal 
act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts 
in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," approved June 
1,1893. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of John A. Beckbissinger, Emma M. Beck- 
bissinger and Helen M. Beckbissinger to John A. Bissinger, Emma M. 
Bissinger and Helen M. Bissinger. 

Mr. Herrig gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A l)ill to prohibit fishing with nets in the Saginaw river and its tributaries. 

Mr. Rowley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide a board of jury commissioners for the county of 
Macomb and the manner of selecting jurors to serve in the circuit court 
for said cbunty and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, 
and to punish violations of this act. 

Mr. Holmes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section No. 960 of Howell's annotated statutes of the 
State of Michigan, as amended by act No. 198 of the public acts of 1893. 

Mr. Holmes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the examination of persons elected or recommended 
for appointment to certain ofSces in the Michigan National Guard. 

Mr. Holmes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the assemblage and meeting of armed companies or 
other military organizations for the purpose of military drill, exercise, or 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 149 

instraction without permission and autbority from the commander-in- 
chiet 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 886 of the public acts of 1881, rela- 
tive to the fees of constables and sheriffs in criminal cases. 

Mr. Richardson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the employment of convicts committed to the 
various penal institutions of the State upon public highways of the State. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act 324 of the session laws of 1891, in relation to 
highway funds belonging to certain road districts that were or may be 
taken into the city of Detroit^ entitled ''An act to amend sections 3, 4, 5, 
8, 9 and 10 of chapter 1 of an act entitled *An act to provide a charter 
for the city of Detroit/ and to repeal all acts aud part« of acts in con- 
flict therewith," being act 326 of the session laws of 1883, approved June 
7, 1883, as amended by act No. 398 of the session laws of 18o6, approved 
June 20, 1885, by adding a section thereto to be known as section number 
11. 

INTBODUGTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House biU No. 122, entitled 

A bill to detach certain lands from the township of St. Ignace, and 
add and attach the same to the township of Moran, in the county of Mack- 
inac, State of Michigan, and to detach certain lands from the township of 
Holmes and attach the same to the township of St. Ignace, in said county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Sherwood, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill having been read a third time and the question being upon its 
passage, pending the taking of the vote thereon, 

Mr. Bose moved that the bill be referred to a committee for 
consideration; 

Which was withdrawn. » 

The bill was then passed, a majority of all the members elect voting 
therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hicks 




Mr 


. Perry 


Amidon 


Holden 






Place 


Baird 


Holmes 






Rice 


Belknap 


Hoyt 






Rich 


Benoit 


Huggett 






Robertson 


Bradbury 


Jones 






Rogner 


Brown 


Kelly, W. 


D. 




Rowley 


Gamburn 


Kelly, W. 


J. 




Saxton 


CampbeU, H. R 


Kempf 






Sherwood 



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[January 17, 



Mr. Campbell, J. T. 


Mr. Kent 


Cathro 


Eimmis 


Chamberlain 


Eingsland 


Clark 


Kingsley 
Linderman 


Cook 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Covell 


MadiU 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsilje 


Donovan 


Matthews 


Edgar 


McNall 


Elood 


Miller 


Poote 


Morse 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Graham 


Norman 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Henry 


Pearson 


Herrig 


Peer 



Mr. Smiley 
Smith 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waite 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 



NATS. 



83 




Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Sherwood, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House biU No. 128, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 249 of the public acts of 1889, being section 
No. 1984n of the third volume of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled 
"An act relative to the admission of insane members of the Michigan 
Soldiers^ Home to the insane asylums of this State, and to their support at 
such asylums. 

' The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
•committee on Soldiers' Home. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 124, entitled 

A bill to protect vineyards, orchards and gardens in the State of Michi- 

fan, and to repeal act No. 131 of the pubRc acts of 1869, being section 
195 of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled "An act to protect vineyards 
in the State of Michigan." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Horticulture. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 125, entitled 

A bill to prevent the spreading of bush, vine, and fruit tree pests, such 
as canker worms and other insects and fungus diseases, and to provide for 
extirpation. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and 

On motion of Mr. Graham, 

The bill was laid on the table. 



1806.) HOUSE OF REFRESISNTATIVES. 151 

Mr. Rich, preyioas notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introdnced 

Hoiwe bill No. 126, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corpora- 
tions generally known as building and loan associations. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Herrig, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 12, entitled 

Joint resolution for the relief of John Blight 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

On motion of Mr. Mulvey, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next. 

On motion of Mr. Linderman, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next 

On motion of Mr. Holden, 

Leave of absence was granted to the committee on the Institution for the 
Deaf for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. F. H. Campbell, 

The House took a recess until 3:30 o'clock p. m. 



AFTER RECESa 

3:30 o'clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Boll called: qnorum present. 

On motion oi Mr. Waite, 

The House took a recess until 4:30 o'clock p. m 



AFTER RECESS. 

4:30 o'clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present. 
By unanimous consent: 
By the committee on State Library: 
The committee on State Library, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 80, entitled 

A bill to provide for the management and control and for the extension 
f the usefulness of the State Library; 



152 JOURNAL OF THE [ January 17^ 

Be8i)ect{Qlly report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request the House that 600 copies of said bill be- 
printed for the use of the committee and for public distribution. 

M. S CURTIS, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. M. S. Curtis, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By unanimous consent: 

Mr. Waite offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the House visiting committees to various State institu- 
tions be allowed as expenses while on the visits to said institutions' not to- 
exceed three cents a mile for the distance actually and necessarily traveled 
in going to and from the institutions and not to exceed $3 per day for per 
diem expenses for the time necessarily used in making such visits; 

Which was adopted. 

By unanimous consent: 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambbb, ) 
Lansing^ January 17^ 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That when the Legisla- 
ture adjourns on Friday, the 18th inst., it stand adjourned until Tuesday^ 
January 29, at 2 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of giving the several com- 
mittees on the State institutions an opportunity to visit said institutions- 
and to inquire into their condition and necessities; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The message was laid on the table. 

By unanimous consent: 

The Speaker also announced the] following: 

Senate Ghahbeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 17, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the House concurring), That no officer of the Senate or 
House of Representatives, or any clerk of committes, except the Secre- 
tary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives shall 
receive any extra compensation during the session of 1895; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 



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The qnestion bein^ on concnrring in the adoption of the resolntion, 

Mr. F. H. Campbell moved that the resolution be laid on the table; 

Which motion did not prevail. 

The resolution was then adopted. 

By unanimous consent: 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Ohambeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 17 y 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am inslaructed hj the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Itesolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the State Printer 
be instructed to forward one copy of the Daily Journal to each superin- 
tendent or warden of the State penal, reformatory and charitable institu- 
tions, and that the amount of postage on such copies of said Journal be 
paid by the State Treasurer on the warrant of the Auditor General on th^ 
presentation of bills duly certified by the postmaster at Lansing and by 
the State Printer showing that such stamps have been purchased and used 
only for the payment of postage on said copies of said Journal hereby 
ordered to be printed; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

By unanimous consent: 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Ohambbb, ) 
Lansing^ January 17 ^ 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: » 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
biU: 

House bill No. 61, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to incorporate the village of Coloma, in the county of 
Berrien;" 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 
By unanimous consent : 
Id 



154 JOURNAL OP I'HB [ January 17» 

The Speaker also annotinced the following : 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, Janimry 17, 1895, ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instracted by the Senate to return to the House the following 
bill : 

House bill No. 66, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893. 
entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith," 

in the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 
By unanimous consent, 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, January 17, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ingbill: 

House bill No. 10, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Tittabawassee, inSaginaw county, to 
borrow $12,000 on its bonds to build a bridge across the Tittabawassee 
river. 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED. 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 
On motion of Mr. Whitney, 
The House adjourned. 



1896.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 156 



Lansing^ Friday, Januaty 18, 1895. 

The House met pursaant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: qnomm present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs- Flood and Wolter. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

Mr. Eempf moved to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted 
the following: 

Resolved (the House concurring), That no oflBcer of the Senate or 
House of Bepresentatives, or any clerk of committees, except the Secretary 
of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives shall receive any 
extra compensation during the session of 1895. 

Which motion prevailed. 

The question beingon the adoption of the resolution, 

On motion of Mr. Kempf, 

The resolution was referred to the special committee on pay ' of 
employees. 

The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 

SPECIAL OBDBB, 

Being the consideration d the following: 

House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 of act No. 147, of the 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled' ''An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts 
conflicting with the provisions of this act.'' 

On motion of Mr. Cnamberlain, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the special order. 

Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. TVoodrtiff to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through their 
chainnan, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 4D (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 6, 11 and 13, of act No. 147 of the 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts con- 
flicting with the provisions of this act;" 

But not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman 
to report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again. 

ARI E. WOODRUFF, 

Chairman. 
On motion of Mr. Woodruff, 

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of 
thebilL 
The Speaker pro tern assumed the chair. 



166 JOURNAIi OF TH£ [January 18, 

PRESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 26. By Mr. Hoyt: Petition of J. Den Herder and thirty- throe 
others relative to the incorporation of the village of Zeeland. 

Referred to the committee ou Village Corporations. 

No. 26. By Mr. Taylor: Petition to cause all prison made goods to be* 
branded as such. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No, 27. By Mr. Place: Petition of seventy-five residents of the county 
of Ionia relative to the liquor traffice. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic 

No. 28. By Mr. Rose: Petition of M. H. French and fifty.five other» 
on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

BEPOBTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Railroads: 

The committee on Railroads, to whom was referred 

House bill No: 51, entitled 

A bill to establish and regulate the sale and use of coupon or mileage 
tickets separate or in book form, and to prohibit the exacting or demand- 
ing of any contract, agreement or condition of exemption from liability to 
person or persons, or loss of ^property of any person or persons purchasing- 
or using any ticket, mileage book, pass or other evidence of transporta- 
tion issued or sold by any railroad company or other transportation line or 
common carrier, organized or which may be organized and doing business 
in and through the State of Michigan, and prescribing a penalty; 

Reepectf ully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

GEORGE E. HILTON, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Hilton, 

The^ request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
. Senate bill No. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1875^ 
entitled "An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand 
Rapids to be called "the superior court of Grand Rapids," approved March 
24, 1875, as amended being section 6570 of Howell's annotated statutes; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

A. 0. COOK, 

Aoiing Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ref^red to the committee of the whole, and placed on the 
general order. 

Bv the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 



1896.1 HOUS£ OF REPRESENTATIVES. 167 

House bill No. 117, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8713 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan; 

Bespectfally report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
ftnd have directed me to request of the House that bill be printed for the 
Qse of the committee. 

A. C. COOK, 

Acting Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary : 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 118, entitled 

A bill to enlarge the powers of the circuit courts of the State of Mich- 
igan and to provide for the improvement of the practice therein in actions 
at law and actions in equity; 

fiespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

A. C. COOK, 

Acting Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
-coimnittee. 

By the committee on Enrollment: 

The committee on Enrollment report, as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 52 (manuscript), entitled 

An act to amend an act entitled ''An act relative to justices' courts in 
the city of Qrand Rapids, to reduce the number thereof and to fix the com- 
pensation of such justices and provide a clerk and offices therefor, being 
^t No. 306 of the local acts of 1893, approved March 22, 1893, by 
adding thereto a new section; 

Also, 

House bill Na 66 (manuscript), entitled 

An act to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
-entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith;" 

B. P. McNALL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 89, entitled 

A bill to provide for the determination by the probate courts of this 
State of the sanity of persons heretofore adjudged by such coufts to be 
insane with a view to their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for the 
<»re and treatment of the insane; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration. 



168 JOURNAL OF THB [January 18, 

and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

A. C. OOOfe, 

Acting Chairmaru 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted, and the bill was ordered printed for the use of 
the committee. 

By the joint committees on City Corporations and Village Corporations: 

The joint committees on City Corporations and Village Corporations, ta 
whom was referred 

House bill No. 68, entitled 

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and 
operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and 
other public places to furnish and supply electric lighto to the inhabitants 
of such oities and villages; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman, 

E. B. TAYLOR, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary to whom was referred 

House bill No. 63, entitled 

A bill to provide for a legal department for the city of Detroit, and to 
abolish the offices of city counselor and city attorney, and to repeal an act 
entitled, ''An act supplemental to the charter of the city of Detroit, and to 
provide for a law department in said city," approved June 1, 1893; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

A. C. COOK, 

Acting Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the* 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 102, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act . No. 204 of the public acts of 1893^. 
entitled ''An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of 
seven persons, for the courts of record in the county of Wayne and to 
repeal act No. 95 of the public acts of 1887, as amended by act Nou. 



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HOUSE OF RBPRE8ENTATIVES. 



159 



42 of the pnblic acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts con- 
travening the provisions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly 
qualified as such from serving as jarors in courts of record in said county; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
tbe use of the committee. 

A. C. COOK, 
Acting Chairman, 

fieported accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. .Cook, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
oommittee. 

Eiy the committee on Village Corporations: 

The committee on Village Corporations to whom was referred 

House bill No. 81, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Elkton, in Huron county, Mich. ; 

Bespeciiully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject 

E. B. TATLOB, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Madill, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



TEAS. 



Mr Allen 


Mr. Henderson 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Aplin 


Hilton 


Benoit 


Holmes 


Bradbury 


Huggett 
Kelly, W. • 


Brown 


Oambum 


Kent 


Campbell, H. F. 


Eimmis 


CampbeU, J. T. 


Eingsland 


Cathro 


Eingsley 


Chamberlain 


Lee 


Clark 


Madill 


Cook 


Marsh 


Cousins 


Marsilje 


Curtis, a. M. 


Morse 


Donovan 


Mulvey 


Ferguson 


Norman 


Fisk 


ParkioaQn 


Fitzgerald 


Pearson 


Foster 


Peer 


Oraham 


Perry 


Harris 


Place 


Title agreed to. 


-NAYo 



Mr. Bedfem 
Bice 
Bich 

Bichardson 
Bobertson 
Bobinson 
Bowley 
Sax ton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Wildey 
Wood 
Wortley 
Speaker pro. tern. 



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On motion of Mr. Madill, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

By the committee on Yillaee Corporations: 

The committee on Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 96, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Caseville; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
' ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject; 

E. B. TAYLOR, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Apportionment: 

The committee on Apportionment to whom was referred 

House bill No. 25, entitled 

A bill to apportion anew the Representatives among the several counties 
and districts of this. State; * • 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEO, W. PARTRIDGE, 

Acting Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee). 

By the committee on Apportionment: 
The committee on Apportionment, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 26, entitled 

A bill for the apportionment of Senators in the State Legislature; 
Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEO. W. PARTRIDGE, 

Acting Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. . 

By the committee on Apportionment; 
The committee on Apportionment, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 27, entitled 

A bill to divide the State of Michigan into 12 congressional districts; 
Respectfully report that they have bad the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

(lEO. W. PARTRIDGE, 

Acting Chairman. 



1895.) HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 161 

Reported, accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Cook, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on State Affairs: 

The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 32, entitled 

A bill to establish a normal school in central Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

E. L. KINGSLAND, 

Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 
The House took a recess until 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. 



.AFTERNOON SESSION. 

1 : 30 o'clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present 

The House resumed the regular order. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Military Affairs: 

The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 71, entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, Twenty-first and 
Twenty-second Regiments of Michigan Infantry, the Second and Fourth 
Regiments of Cavalry, the First Kegiment Michigan Engineers and 
Mechanics, and Batteries A and D, first Michigan Artillery, who partici- 
pated in the campaigns and battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, 
within the National Military Park of Chiokamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same ; 

ReepectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

The bill under consideration is one of more than usual importance to the 
State of Michigan, and it deserves more than a brief statement. 

The origin and development of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Park 
project ; 

A visit of a number of Union soldiers to the Chickamauga battlefield in 
June, 1888, led to the publication of a series of letters in the Cincinnati 
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162 JOURNAL OF THE I January 18. 

Commeroial-Gazette, in whioh the suggestion was made that the field 
should be secured and preserved and all the lines of battle be permanently 
marked. 

In September following, the secretary of the Society of the Army 
of the Cumberland, by a resolution, brought the subject before the society 
at its meeting in Chicago. A committee was appointed, which met in 
Washington the following February, and a conference secured with promi- 
nent Confederate veterans, who were in Washington with a view of forming 
a joint Memorial Battlefield Association, and a plan for preserving and 
marking the field was approved. After much preliminary work, in which 
the entire country became interested, a bill was introduced in the United 
States Senate in June, 1890, entitled **An act to establish a National 
Military Park at the Battlefild of Chickamauga. '^ 

The bill provided for the purchase outright of the thirteen square miles 
of territory which embrace the battlefield, and the cession of thirty-eight 
miles of roads outside of this tract, which include those along Missionary 
Ridge and over the north point of Lookout Mountain. Over this territory 
and along these approaches Congress was to assume full jurisdiction and 
establish them as a National Military Park under the direct care of the 
Secretary of War. All the leading influences of the House and Senate 
quickly manifested their interest, and, though the bill carried a large 
appropriation, it was taken up out of its order, by unanimous consent, and 
passed without a dissenting vote in either body. The bill under title, 
*' Public Act No. 234,'' was approved August 19, 1890. 

Under authority of this act, the Secretary of War appointed a commis- 
sion under whose supervision work was a*, once commenced. Titles to the 
lands were secured, and a large force of men began the construction of 
roads and the removal of underbrush in the forests, and other improve- 
ments were made. As the result of this Commission work, the fighting 
lines of all divisions have been ascertained, and historical tablets have been 
placed and seventeen monuments to general officers and regular organiza- 
tions erected in the park by the United States. 

During the past two years the United States, through its commissions, 
have called upon all the states having troops in the campaigns and battles 
of Chickaraauga and Chatanooga to provide state commissions to co-oper- 
ate with them, and all the states have done so. At this time, the positions 
of nearly all the troops of both Union and Confederate armies have been 
marked, and some of the states have erected their monuments, and nearly 
all the states have made appropriations for monuments to be erected the 
coming season. 

The State of Ohio has completed the erection of fifty-six monuments at 
a cost of $95,000; Minnesota has five at a cost of $15,000; New York has 
appropriated $81,000 for sixteen monuments, whioh will soon be completed ; 
and other states of the Union are taking an equally active interest. 

By an act of Congress, the 19th and 20th days of September, 1895, have 
been designated as the dates of the dedication, and the President of the 
United States instructed to extend invitations to the Governors of all the 
states to participate, and it is expected that all the states having troops in 
the battles will have their monuments in place for state dedication at the 
same time. The State of Michigan had eleven organizations in these battles, 
each one bearing most honorable part, and the sum appropriated by this 
.bill is, in proportion to numbers engaged, very small as compared with 
other states. 



1B96.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 163 

The act of Congress leaves it to the states to erect monQments to regi- 
ments and batteries, and to larger organizations of the army, such as porps, 
divisions and brigades, to ereot their own. One suoh is now being erected 
to the memory of the Widler Brigade by its commander, at a cost of 
$40,000. The sites, designs and inscriptions for all monuments must, 
under the law, receive the approval of the Secretary of War, before they 
can be erected. 

The park, when completed, will be the most comprehensive and extended 
military object- lesson in the world. The central drive, now completed, 
from the southern limits of the Chickamanga field to the north end of Mis- 
sionary Ridge, twenty-two miles in length, passes through and overlooks 
heavy fighting grounds, and with the other highways completed and under 
construction to the six battlefields, Chicamauga, Wauhatchie, Brown's 
Ferry, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, over every 
mile of territory made sacred by the valor of Michigan's sons, of which 
the space of this report will not permit only to say that at Chickamaura 
alone Michigan's loss aggregated seven hundred and thirty-three men. Add 
to these the casualties of Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and other 
engagements, those who vielded up their lives to privation and disease, and 
Micmgan's loss will fall little short of fifteen hundred men. 

The Commission appointed by His Excellency, the Governor of this State, 
two years ago, having faithfully performed their duties, and to enable 
them to complete their duties in time for the National dedication, there 
should be no delay in the passage of this bill, as recommended by His 
Excellency, the Governor of the State. 

• ARTHUR L. HOLMES, 

Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, 
and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGE PROM THE GOVERNOR, 

The Speaker announced the following : 

Executive Office, Michigan, ) 
Lansing y January 17 ^ 1895. J 
To the House of Representatives : 

I have this day approved, signed, and deposited in the oflice of the Sec- 
retary of State 

House bill No. 77, being 

An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Bay, to 
transfer money from the contingent fund of said county, to the poor fund 
thereof. 

Also, 

House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), being 

An act to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled "An act to 
amend an act entitled *An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, 
and to repeal. all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,' approved 
June 7, 1883, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor, 
The message was laid on the table. 



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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker pro tern, announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing^ January 18, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instmcted by the Senate to retnm to the House the foUow- 
mg bill: 
House bill No. 85, entitled 

A bill to enable the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton to 
replace and rebuild the bridge belonging to said county, across Portage 
Lake in said county. ^ 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 

NOTICES, 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he wo||ld ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 14 of act No. 146 of the laws of Michigan for the 
year 1857, entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the Supreme 
Court pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the constitution," approved 
February 16, 1857, as amended, relative to' salaries of justices of the 
Supreme C5ourt; and requiring them to reside, during their terms of oflSce,. 
in the city of Lansine, being compiler's section 6393 of third Howell's 
annotated statutes of the State of Michigan, as amended by act No. 182 of 
1893. 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A joint resolution for the relief of the Western Union Telegraph Co. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to create the office of State tax statistician and to define his powera 
and duties, and to provide a compensation therefor. 

Mr. Mulvey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill making an appropriation for improvements and repairs to, and 
certain purchases for the State House of Correction and branch of the 
State Prison at Marquette, for the years 1895 and 1896. 

Mr. Wood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 8, of act No. 313, of the session laws of 1887, 
entitled *' An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the busi- 
ness of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or 
delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fer- 
mented liquors, and vinous liquors m this State, and to repeal all acta 



1895.] HOUSE OF RBPRESENTATIV£3S. 166 

and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," so as to 
read as follows: 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some fntare day he would ask leave to 
introdnoe 

A bill to provide for a general registration before the spring election. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some fntare day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 14d of the public .acts of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to provide for a county and township system of roads, and 
to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having the charge 
thereof," approved May 26, 1893, and to add a new section to said act, 
lepealii^ the same so &r as it applies to the Upper Peninsula of the State 
of Michigan. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Bessemer, in the county of 
Oogebic, being act No. 263 of the local acts of the year A^ D. 1893, entitled 
"An act extending the corporate limits of and providing a special charter 
for the city of Bessemer, in the county of Gogebic." 

Mr. Eimmis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill tb amend section 20 of chapter 244 of compiled laws, 1871, being 
compiler's section 9094 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, as 
amended by act No. 112 of public acts of 1887. 

Mr. Hoyt gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the manufacture and sale of any butter compound 
which is colored in imitation of yellow butter, and to provide a penalty for 
the violation thereof. 

Mr. Eempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of act No. 3 laws of 1873, being an act to pro- 
vide for the payment of the officers and members of the Legislature. 

Mr. Peer gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to divide the State of Michigan into thirteen congressional dis- 
tricta 

Mr. Hicks gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of mutual insurance companies to 
insure against loss by breakage of plate glass and define their powers and 
duties. 

INTBODUOTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introducea 

House bill No. 127, entitled 

A bill to amend chapter 252 of Howell's annotated statutes, being chap- 
ter 180 of the compiled laws of 1871, entitled "Clerks of the Supreme and 
circuit courts," and to repeal all acts inconsistent herewith. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary, and 

On motion of Mr. Woodruff, 



166 JOURNAL OP THE ^ [January 18. 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Brown, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 128, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 16^ of public acts of 1893, entitled 
"An act to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders 
for the passage of fish through dams across the Muskegon river and it& 
tributaries, CUnton river and its tributaries, in Macomb county, and the 
Black river in Sanilac and Huron counties, and to provide a penalty for 
violations of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to th& 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Hoyt, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No 129, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 821 of the local acts of the State of 
Michigan for the year 1876, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of 
Zeeland in the county of Ottawa, Michigan, as amended by section 1 of 
article 1 of act No. 329 of the local acts of the State of Michigan of the 
year 1883." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 130, entitled 

A bill to provide for indeterminate sentences and for the disposition, 
management and release of criminals under such sentence. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary, and 

On motion Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 131, entitled 

A bill to provide for the immediate registration and prompt return and 
compilation of births and deaths in Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. G. M. Curtis, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 132, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 6, 7 and 8 of chapter 2; sections 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 
9, and to repeal section 20 of chapter 3; to amend sections 2 and 8 of 
chapter 6, and section 2 of chapter 9, of act No. 227 of the public acts of 
1885, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of 
drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal 
all other laws relative thereto." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage, and 

On motion of Mr. G. M. Curtis, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. G. M. Curtis, previous notice having been given and leave being 
g^nted, introduced 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 167 

Honse bUl No. 133, entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 284 of the public acts of 1887, entitled "An act 
to provide for keeping clear of obstmctions, open and in good condition 
and repair, all ditches in this State constructed under the authority of the 
Board of Control, having charge of the drainage and reclamation of 
swamp lands by means of otate roads and ditches, or ditches constructed 
by aid of State swamp land& 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Drainage, and 

On motion of Mr. G. M. Curtis, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 134, entitled 

A bill to authorize the formation of corporations for literary and scien- 
tific purposes, and to repeal an act entitled "An act to authorize the for- 
mation of corporations for literary and scientific purposes," approved 
March 21, 1865, as amended by act No. 18 of the session laws of 1867, act 
No. 72 of the session laws of 1869, and act No. 19 of the session laws of 
1871. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 135, entitled 

A bill to authorize the school district known as the public schools of the 
township of Ontonagon to borrow money to be used in the payment of the 
outstanding indebtedness of said district. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Local Taxation. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 136, entitled 

A bill to allow the village of Ontonagon, in the county of Ontonagon, 
and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of 
$12,000 to extend its system of water works and to complete its electric 
lighting plant 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Local Taxation. 

Mr. Voorheis, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 137, entitled 

A bil providing for the appointment, fixing compensation and defining 
the duties of stenographer for the probate court for the county of Oakland 
and for taking and transcribing of testimony in cases on examination of 
offenders before justices of the peace for the county of Oakland, charged 
with an offense not triable before a justice of the peace. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 138, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 3 and 4, of act No. 193, of the public acts of 



168 JOURNAL OP THE [January 18. 

1889, being an act entitled '^ An act to provide for relief outside of the 
Soldiers' Home of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors and 
marines, and the indigent wives, widows and minor children of such 
indigent or deceased Union soldiers, sailors and marines. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Soldiers' Home. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice havint? been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 139, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 156 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled "An act to regulate the interest on moneys on account, interest on 
moneys, judgments, verdicts, etc., approved June 24, 1891." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 140, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 7 and 8 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 
1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the 
levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes hereto- 
fore and hereafter levied, making such taxes alien on the lands taxed, 
establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and convey- 
ance of land delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition 
of lands bid off to the State, and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal 
act No, 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts 
in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," approved June 
1, 189u. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Clark, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 141, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 10 of an act to revise and 
amend the charter of the city of Ludington, Mason county, Michigan, 
approved March 20, 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

MOTIONS AND BE80LUTION8. 

Mr. Allen offered the following: 

Resolved, That the sum of $2.00 per day be granted to Don C. Sherman 
for services as messenger on the floor of the House for the first seven 
days' session, such services having been given under the direction of the 
Sergeant-at- Arms ; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr, Kingsland offered the following: 

Whereas, < House committee room F, which has been assigned for the 
use of the committees on State Affairs, Agriculture, Agricultural College, 
Education and Mines and Minerals, is devoid of desks, book case and other 
proper furnishings and facilities for the convenient transaction of the 



1885.] HOU8£ OF REPRE5SENTATIVES. 169 

bosinees of the commitieeB and for the keeping and preservation of the 
bills, records and books; therefore 

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be and he is hereby instracted to 
. provide such proper furnishings and facilities; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. F. H. Campbell moyed that the House adjourn; 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker pro tern, declared the House adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m. 
on January 29 next. 



Lansing, Tuesday , January 29, 1895, 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. H. F. Campbell, Cathro, Cook, Covell, 
Davis, Ferguson, Fitzgerald, Flood, Holmes, Jones, Eimmis, Eingsland, 
Kingsley, Linderman, Marsilje, Matthews, Moore, Norman, Bedfem, Bice, 
flobertson, Rowley, Waldo, Ware and Westcott 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Holden, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Ware until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Fuller, 

Leave of absence was panted to Mr. Cook until Friday next. 

On motion of Mr Parkinson, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Norman until Thursday. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Jones indefinitely on account of 
death in his family. 

Mr. StoU arose to a question of privilege: In that he was unavoidably 
absent from the House when the vote was taken for United States senators, 
on account of death in his family, he wished even at this late date to be 

E laced on record in that regard. Could he have been present, it would 
ave afforded him great pleasure to have named Hon. James McMillan as 
his candidate for United States senator for the full term, and Hon. Julius 
C. Burrows as his candidate to fill the vacancy. 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 30. By Mr. Foote: Petition of the board of supervisors of Kala- 
mazoo county, relative to fees of county treasurers for certification of fees 
on pavment of taxes. 

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. 

No. 31. By Mr. Fooie: Petition of the board of supervisors of Kala- 
mazoo county for an amendment of the laws relating to drains and roads. 

Referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 
22 



170 JOURNAL OP THE (January 29. 

No. 32. By Mr. Foote: Petition of E. Bigelow, J. P. Cowgill and 366 
others asking passage of House bill, No. 23, amending the game laws. 

Beferred to the committee on Pish and Game. 

No. 33. By Mr. Fisk: Petition relative to the health board for the 
city of DetrQii 

Referred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 34. By My. Henry: Petition of C. H. Smead and others relative 
to peddlers and hucksters. 

Beferred to the committee on State Affairs. 

No. 35. By Mr. Lee: Petition of Herbert Peirson and 46 other tax 
payers of the village of Clifford in Lapeer county, for the repeal of the act 
of incorporation of said village, enacted in 1891. 

Beferred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 36. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Ariel Snow, A. A. Barber, and 
52 others to so amend the game laws as to give only twenty days in which 
deer mav be killed, and that the said twenty days be the same in both 
peninsulas. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and G-ame. 

No. 37. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition of K. S. Markstrum and 252 
others of the city of Bessemer, in the county of Gogebic, praying for the 
passage of House bill No. 82, relative to the regulation of passenger and 
freight rates in the Upper Peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

No. 38. By Mr. Hicks: Resolution of the board of supervisors of Liv- 
ingston county relative to the liquor traffic. 

On demand of Mr. Hicks, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Journal as 
follows: 

Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Livingston County^ That our 
members in the State Legislature be asKed to make every possible and 
proper effort to have the prohibitory amendment submitted to the people 
at the next April election, and that the clerk be instructed to forward this 
resolution to our State Senator and Representative. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 39. By Mr. Hoyt: Resolution of the board of supervisors of 
Ottawa county. 

On demand of Mr. Hoyt, 

The resolution was read at length, and spread at large on the Journal 
as follows: 

Wednesday, January 9, 1895^ 

At an adjourned session of the board of supervisors of the county of 
Ottawa, continued and held at the court house in the city of Grand Haven 
in said county, on Wednesday, the 9th day of January, 1895. 

Board met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by Chair* 
man Fox. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

MOTIONS AND BESOLUTIONB. 

By Mr. Steams: Resolved, That our Senator and Representatives in 
the liegislature be requested to use their influence to amend the existing 
laws, Howell's annotated statutes Nos. 9314 and 1979, that whenever any 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRBSEN*ATIVEB. 171 

person shall be sentenced to imprisonment for non-payment of any fine of 
costs, such person may be employed upon the streets or highways or at 
other manual labor in the county where such conviction was had, and that 
that the clerk of this board be instructed to forward a copy of this resolu^ 
tion to our senator and representatives. 
Which resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Frank J. Fox, 

Geobqe D. Turneb, Chairman. 

Clerk. 

STATE OF MICHIGAN, 1 
Ottawa County, \ 

I, George D. Turner, clerk of said county and of the circuit court thereof, 
a court of record, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing 
copy of a resolution of the board of supervisors, with the original record 
thereof now remaining in the office of the county clerk of said county, audi 
have found the same to be a correct transcript tl^refrom and the whole of 
sach original record. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal 
of said court at the city of Grand Haven, this 23d day of January, A. D, 
1895. 

Geobge D. Tubneb, 
[l. 8.] Clerk, 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

Na 40. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 110 voters and 110 non-voters of 
Antrim county, asking for the submission of a constitutional amendment 
prohibiting the liquor traffic. . 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 41. By Mr. Kent: Petition of 29 citizens of Montcalm, on the same^ 
subject 

Same reference. 

No. 42. By Mr. Smiley: Petition of A. F. Hart and 116 other citizens 
of CSalhoun, on the same subject 

Same reference. 

Na 43. By Mr. Otis: Petition of 102 citizens of AUegttn, on the same 
subject 

Same reference. 

No. 44 By Mr. Harris: Petition of 63 citizens of Antrim, on the same 
subject. 
*8ame reference. 

No. 46. By Mr. Oousins: Petition of 80 citizens of Hillsdale, on the 
same subject. 

Same reference. 

NOTICES. 

Mr, Puller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the townships of Bock Biver, 
Onota and Mathias and organize the township of Limestone in Alger 
county. 

Mr. Kent gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
mtroduce 



172 JOURNAL OP THE [January 29. 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Greenville. 

Mr. E^nt gave notice that at some fntnre day he would aisk leaye to 
introduce 

A bill detaching certain territory from the city of Greenville and attach- 
ing the same to the township of Eureka. 

Mr. Saxton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 22 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
^'An act to prohibit the taking, catching or destruction of fish in the 
Raisin river, of this State," approved March 29, 1893. 

Mr. Huggett gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent the catching of trout in the Ellis brook, in town 1 
north, range 7 west, State of Michigan. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill making appropriation reimbursing the city of Kalamazoo for 
for building a sewer conftBcting the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, with 
the sewer system of the city of Kalamazoo. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent deception in the manufacture, sale and use of artificial 
butter. 

Mr. Donovan gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 20 of chapter 244 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
bein^ compiler's section 9094 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to offenses against the lives and persons of individuals. 

Mr. Weekes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 3 and 7 of act No. 138 of the laws of 1887, 
being an act entitled "An act for the requiring of a civil license in order 
to marry, and the due registration of the same, and to provide a penalty 
for the violation of the provisions of the same, and to provide for fees and 
due return of unused license." 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to require county treasurers to famish transcripts and abstracts 
of records, and fixing the fees to be paid therefor. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce * 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled " An act to authorize judges 
of probate of certain counties to appoint a register and prescribe his 
duties and compensation, approved March 30, 1869, being act 79 of the 
session laws of 1869, as amended by act 186 of the public acts of 1879, the 
same being compiler's section 536 of Howell's annotated statutes." 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Kent county to fix the 
compensation of members of committees of said board in certain cases. 

Mr. Graham, gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2, of act No. 31 of the public acts of 1887, being 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 173 

flection 1984f of Howell's statutes, entitled '* An act to prohibit the main- 
tenance of saloons and other places of entertainment in which intoxicating 
liqaors are sold, and prohibit the sale or fi^iving away of intoxicating 
liquors within one mile of the Michigan Soldiers' Home," approved 
March 17, 1887. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, oi act No. 280 of local acts of 1883, entitled 
*' An act relative to justices' courts in Detroit, as amended, being com- 
pQer's section 7091d of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan for 
the years 1883-1890, and to add 4 sections to said act, so as to enlarge the 
jurisdiction of said courts, to limit appeals therefrom and to regulate the 
selection of jurors to serve therein. 

Mr. Henry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A biU to amend sections 9 and 14 of act No. Ill, public acts of 1889, as 
amended by act No. 163, public acts of 1891, entitled ''An act to protect 
fish and to regulate fishing in the waters of this State, by providing; close 
seasons for certain kinds of fish, by prohibiting the catching of fish in cer- 
tain specified ways, by prohibiting tne catching of fish of certain sizes and 
m certain waters and for certain purposes, by prohibiting the obstruction 
of the free passage of fisb, and by prohibiting the sale of certain kinds of 
fish; to protect persons engaged in fish culture, and to repeal inconsistent 
acts." 

Mr. Whitney gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 356 of the local acts of 1889, entitled ''An act to 
incorporate the village of Merrill, in Saginaw county," by adding thereto 
one section to stand as section 6. 

Mr. Amidon gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
mtroduce 

A bill to establish, protect and enforce by lien the rights of mechanics 
and other persons furnishing labor or materials for the building, altering, 
improving, repairing, erecting or ornamenting all building, machinery, 
wharves, and all other structures, and to repeal all acts contravening such 
act 

Mr. Whitney gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
mtroduce 

A bill to provide for the appropriation of five thousand acres of State 
swamp lands for the purpose of widening and deepening the channel of 
Swan creek where necessary in Saginaw county. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the salaries of the prosecuting attorney of the county of 
Wayne and his assistants. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for compensation to persons isolated by order of a 
health officer or by a board of health because exposed to or infected by a 
dangerous communicable disease. 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide that the supreme, grand and subordinate temples 



174 JOURNAL OP THE [January ». 

of the MyBtic Order of the New Eaaba of the State of Michigan may be 
incorporated. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 169 of the revised statutes of 1846, 
as amended by the several acts amendatorj^ thereof, and being section 
9063 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

Mr. Bogner gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill for the incorporation of the village of Pairgrove, Tuscola county. 

Mr. Hoyt gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 183 of the session laws of 1893, 
•entitled *'An act to amend section 1 of act No. 79 of the session laws of 
1869, entitled an act to authorize the judges of probate of certain counties 
to appoint a register and prescribe his duties and compensation, as amended 
by subsequent acts amendatory thereof, being section 536 of HowelFs 
annotated statutes." 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the taking of testimony of parties to causes and 
witnesses before issue joined therein, or after issue, and before trial, and 
for a penalty for refusal to attend and testify. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill entitled ^^An act to amend sections 1 and 2, of chapter 140, of the 
revised statutes of 1846, relative to the limitation of personal actions, and 
being compiler's sections 8713 and 8714 of Howell's annotated statutes of 
the State of Michigan, 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment by courts, of physicians to exam- 
ine the plaintiff or person injured, in suits for damages on account of 
personal injuries, and for penalty for the refusal of the injured party to 
submit to such examination. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., Mich., 
and to repeal act No. 519 of the session laws for the year 1867, approved 
March 28, 1867, entitled "An acto to incorporate the village of Paw Paw," 
and all acts and parts acts amendatory thereto. 

Mr. Williams gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of New Buffalo, county of 
Berrien. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for taxation of attorney's fees in justice's court 

Mr. Mulvey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Negaunee. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 



1895.] HOUSE OP RBPRBSBNTATIVBa 175 

A bill to regulate the taxation of coBts in actions for malicious 
prosecutions. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to give justices of the peace jurisdiction over foreign corporations. 

Mr. Parkinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 166 of public acts of 1893, relative to 
relative to shutes or ladders for the passage of fish in Black river and 
Mill creek, St Clair county. 

Mr. Smith gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of John Augustson of Calumet township, 
Houghton county, to John E. Johnson. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Miller, previous notice having been given and leave bein'g granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 142, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 233 of the laws of Michigan, approved February 
7, 1867 and entitled ^'Au act to establish and organize school district No. 
13 in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo and State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Poster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 143, entitled 

A bill to change the name of John A. Beckbissinger, Emma M. Beck- 
bissinger and Helen M. Beckbissinger to John A. Kissinger, Emma M. 
Bissinger and Helen M. Bissinger. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Pdiater, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 144, entitled 

A bill to provide for the compulsory education of children, and to repeal 
all acts or parts of acts conflicting with provisions of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Ed^ar, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introducea 

House bill No. 145, entitled 

A bill to change the name of Ida Sell to Ida Keynolds. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Hoyt, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 146, entitled 

A bill to prevent the manufacture and sale of any butter compound 
which is colored in imitation of yellow butter within this State, and to pro- 
vide a penalty for the violation thereof. 

The Dili was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Agriculture. 



176 JOURNAL OF THE [January 29, 

Mr. Ohamberlain, previous notice having befen given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

Honse bill No. 147, entitled 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Bessemer, in the* county of 
Gogebic, being act No. 263 of the local acts of the year A. D. 1893, entitled 
''An act extending the corporate limits of and providing a special charter 
for the city of Bessemer, in the county of Gobebic." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Hicks, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 148, entitled 

An act to provide for the incorporation of mutual insurance companies 
to insure against loss by breakage of plate glass, and defining their powers 
and duties. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Insurance. 

Mr. Woodrufl', previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 149, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 63 of the laws of 1889, entitled ''An act relative 
to the board of county auditors for the county of Wayne, and to their 
I)owers, duties and compensation," approved April 23, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending 
its reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Woodruff, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 160, entitled 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 128 of the public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry, and 
the registration of the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of 
the provisions of the same," approved May 31, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee. 

On Motion of Mr. Woodruff, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Place, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 13, entitled 

A joint resolution for the relief of the Western Union Telegraph 
Company. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
comniittee on Private Corporations. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Belknap offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring) That our Senators and 
Representatives in Congress be and are hereby requested to use all honor- 
able means to cause the United States government to cede to the State of 
Michigan the island of Mackinac to be kept and used as a public park 

Besolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be sent to each of the 
Michigan Senators and Representatives at Washington; 



1886.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 177 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

Mr. Place offered the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a special committee of six, 
three from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to investi- 
gate and report as to the advisability of the State purchasing or building 
an executive home in the city of Lansing, at a cost not to exceed $30,000; 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

Mr. Alpin offered the following : 

Whereas, The death of Colonel J. B. Bachelder leaves a vacancy in the 
National Gettysburg Commission, and in the department of historian; and 

Whereas, The Governor of the State of Michigan, together with many 
eminent citizens of this State, feeling a patriotic interest in the graves of 
her loyal sons upon that field, have respectfully requested the honorable, 
the secretary of war, that the commissioner and historian be appointed 
from the State of Michigan; and 

Whereas, Many soldiers and others have united in requesting the 
appointment to this position of Colonel Edward Hill, formerly of the 16th 
Michigan Volunteer Infantry, a gentleman of culture and truth, a gal- 
lant soldier who participated in the battle of Gettysburg with credit and 
honor, and whose regiment held the position at Little Bound Top, who 
holds the "Medal of nonor" for gallant services on the field of battle, and 
who is eminently fitted by education, experience and extended acquaint- 
ance with veterans both north and south, and who is tactful, earnest, 
energetic and a persistent and patient worker; therefore 

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). 
That the Le^lature of the State of Michigan unite in indorsing me 
candidacy of Colonel Hill, and respectfully request the honorable, the 
Secretary of War, to appoint him to the x>osition named. 

Resolved further, That a copy of these resolutions'^ be forwarded to the 
Secretary of War, and also a copy be forwarded to Colonel Hill; 

Pending the order that the resolution lie over one day under the rules, 

On motion of Mr. Aplin 

The rules were suspended, two thirds of all the member present voting 
therefor, and the resolution was put upon its immediate consideration. 

The resolution was then adopted. 

general order. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. Hose to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the loUowing report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13, of act No. 147 of the 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of ao4s con- 
flicting with the provisions of this act." 

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair- 
man to report the same back to the House, asking concarrence therein, 
and reconunend its passage. 
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JOURNAL OP THE 



[January 29, 



The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the 
following: 

House bill No. 12 (file No. 22), entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of an act entitled "An act to authorize the 
formation of g;as light companies/' approved February 12, 1855, being 
section 4175 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 26 of 
the public acts of 1889, entitled "An act to amend sections 2, 6 and 8 of 
«n act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of gas light compa- 
nies,'" approved February 12, 1856, as heretofore amended, approved 
March 23, 1889. 

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House 
with the recommendation that it be referred to the committee on Private 
Oorporations. 

ALLAN S. ROSE, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Redfem, 

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the 
first named bill, and it was placed on the order of third reading. 

On motion of Mr. Kempf, 

The House concurred in the recommendation of the committee relative 
to the second named bill, and it was referred to the committee on Private 
Oorporations. 

Mr. Redfern moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 11 and 18 of act No. 147, of the 
public acts of 1891, beinp^ an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts 
conflicting with the provisions of this act," 

Be put on its immediate passage; 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill having been read a third time and the question being upon its 
passage, pending the taking of the vote thereon, 

Mr. Kelly moved that the bill be made the special order for Tuesday 
next, at 10 o'clock a. m.; 

Which motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the members present 
not voting therefor. 

The bill was then not passed, a majority of all the members elect not 
voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr 


. Herrig 


Amidon 




Hicks 


Benoit 




Hilton 


Brown 




Hoyt 


Campbell, J. T. 




Huggett 


Chamberlain 




Kempf 


Chilver 




Latimer 


Curtis, M. 8. 




Lee 



Mr. Hherwood 
Smiley 
StoU 
Waite 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 



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HOUSE OF RKPRGSENTATIVES. 



179 



Mr. Edgar 

FiRk 


Mr, McNall 


Mr. Wolter 


Place 


Wood 


Foote 


Rich 


Wortley 


Foster 


Bichardson 


Speaker 


Harris 


Saxton 

NATS. 




Mr. Aplin 


Mr. Holden 


Mr. Pearson 


Baird 


Kelly, W. D, 


Peer 


Belknap 


Kelly. W. J. 


Perry 

Redtern 


Bradbury 


Lonsbary 


Gambnm 


Madm 


Robinson 


Clark 


Marsh 


Rogner 


Consins 


Marsilje 


Rose 


Cortis, G. M. 


Miller 


Rowley 


Donovan 


Morse 


Smith 


Fnller 


Molvey 


Taylor 


Graham 


Otis 


Voorheis 


Henderson 


Parkinson 


Williams 


Henry 


Partridge 


Woodruff 



39 

Mr. Redfem moved to reconsider the vote by which the House refused 
1x) pass the bill; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The question being on the passage of the bill. 

On motion of Mr. Redfem, 

The bill was laid on th^ table. 

MESSAGES FBOM THE GOVEBNOB. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Lansing^ January 19^ 1895. 
To the House of Representatives: 

I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Sepre- 
tary of State, 

House bill No. 62 (manuscript), entitled 

An act to amend an act entitled ''An act relative to justices' courts in 
the city of Grand Rapids, to reduce the number thereof, and to fix the 
-compensation of such justices, and provide a clerk and offices therefOT, 
being act No. 306 of the local acts of 1893," approved March 22, 1893, by 
adding thereto a new section. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Oovemor. 
The messlige was laid on the table. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Ohambbb, ) 
Lansing^ January 29^ 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the Houa^ the fol* 
lowing concurrent resolution: 



180 JOURNAL OP THE [January 30, 

Resolved (the HotiBe concnrriiig), That a special committee of six, three 
from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to investigate and 
report as to the advisability of the State purchasing or building an execu- 
tive home in the city of Lansing at a cost not to exceed thirty thousand 
dollars; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 
On motion of Mr. G. M. Curtis, 
The House adjourned. 



Lansing^ Wednesday ^ January SO, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Covell, Ferguson, Hoyt and Robertson. 

On motion of Mr. Marsilje, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hoyt until Friday next 

On motion of Mr. Foote, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Robertson for the day. * 

On motion of Mr. Hicks, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Covell until Monday next 
^ The Speaker announced as the special committee of three to act with a 
like committee from the Senate to investigate and report as to the advisa- 
bility of the State purchasing or building an executive home in tiie city of 
Lansing at a cost not to exceed $30,000, Messrs. Place, Sherwood, Eempf . 

PRESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 46. Bv Mr. Eempf : Memorial of the Michigan Academy of Science 
to the Legislature, asking that an efficient law for the registration of births 
and deaths in Michigan be enacted. 

On demand of Mr. Eempf, 

The memorial was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

Whebbas, The Michigan Academy of Science recognizes that the results 
obtained from an efficient system of vital statistics are of the highest 
scientific interest, as well as of great practical importance to the people of 
the State in affording indispensable information as to sanitary and social 
conditions; and 

Whebeas, The present system of registration of births and deaths^ 
which was enacted in 1867, and last amended in 1869, has long been known 



1806.] HOUSfi OF RBPRE8&NTATIVES. 181 

to be defective in furnishing reliable results and in furnishing any data in 
time to be of public interest and immediate sanitary value; therefore 
bait 

Resolvedj That the Michigan Academy of Science respectfully 
urge that a modem system of registration for births and deaths 
be established in this State, which shall provide for the complete 
report of all births and deaths that occur in the State, prompt returns to 
the central registration office and'timely publication of results, thereby 
adding to their reliability, popular interest and sanitary valua 

The foregoing resolution was prepared by the Council under the 
direction of the Academy in its meeting at Lansing, December 26 and 27, 
1894. 

Fbedebiok C. Newoomf, . 
Secretary pro tern, of the Council of the Michigan Academy of Science* 

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 16, 1895. 

Referred to the committee on Public Health. 

No. 47. By Mr. J. T. Campbell: Resolution of board of supervisors of 
Ingham county relative to justice's fee bills. 

On demand of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Journal^ 
as follows: « 

By Supervisor Wheaton — 

Besolvedf By the board of supervisors of Ingham county, that the Hon- 
orable J. T. Campbell be and is hereby requested to introduce a bill in 
the Legislature and use all honorable means to secure its passage, amend- 
ing justice's fee bills in criminal cases so that they shall receive the same 
trial fee in criminal cases as they now receive in civil cases; 

Which resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 48. By Mr. J. T. Campbell: Resolution of the board of supervis- 
ors of Ingham county, relative to amendments to the drain law. 

On demand of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The resolution was read at length, and spread at large on the Journal, 
as follows: 
By Supervisor Lathrop — 

Whereas, Under the present drain law an application 'for the location 
or establishing a drain must be signed by not less than five freeholders 
of the township or townships in which such drain or the lands to be 
drained thereby and to be assessed therefor may be situated, one or more 
of whom shall be owners of land liable to be assessed for benefits. In 
many cases the application is signed by only one such owner thus affected 
While the remaining signers are not very much interested in the matter of 
taxation; therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the board of supervisors of lugham county, that our Rep- 
resentatives in the State Legislature use their influence to so amend the 
drain laws that before the drain commissioner takes any action toward the 
locating or establishing any drain that a majority of the land owners 
al(mg the right of way shall first sign such application; 

Which preamble and resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 49. By Mr. Bogner: Petition of E. H. Dimond and 80 other 
citiaens of Tuscola county asking for the passage of a law to prohibit the 
shipment and sale of game birds. 



182 JOURNAL OF THE [January 30^ 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 60. By Mr. Bonner: Petition of D. H. Hinkiey and 39 others for 
the incorporation of the village of Fairgrove. 

Beferred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 61. By Mr. Graham: Petition of the members of Alpine grange 
and others, relative to the game law. 

On demand of Mr. Graham, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

Whebeas, Vfe, the nndersigned, members of the Alpine Grange, and 
farmers in the vicinity, have received information, thronfi;h the columns of 
the press and otherwise, that a certain society organized under the name 
of the '^ Michigan State Fish and Game Protection League," are about to 
present bills l]^fore the present Legislature, which, if paired, will prohibit 
the shooting of, or in any manner killing, rabbits, except in the month of 
October; and 

Whereas, We know by personal experience that rabbits are a great dam- 
age to farmers and horticulturists, inasmuch as they destroy certain grain 
crops and gnaw the bark from fruit trees, shrubbery, etc.;- and 

Whebeas, Under such a law, the farms would soon be overrun by such 
pests, and we believe twelve months in the year would be none too great a 
time in which to set rid of them; now, thex^fore, be it 

Resolved^ By Alpine Granfi;e, in regular session, this 19th day of Jana- 
ary, 1896, that we are opposed to the enactment of any law which imposes 
such injustice upon the farmers of this State; and be it further 

Resolved, That it is our earnest desire that all members of the present 
Legislature who are in any manner in sympathy with agriculture, will use 
their influence and their votes in an effort to defeat any such bills which 
have been, or may be presented. * 

T. W. GiBBS, Master, 

CoBA Wheeleb, Secretary. 

Beferred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 62. By Mr. Graham: Besolution of the board of supervisors of 
Kent county, relative to prison labor. 

On demand of Mr. Graham, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the journal, 
as follows: 

Extract from proceedings of board of supervisors, Kent county, Mich- 
igan. 

Thursday f January 17, 1895. 

Your committee on road legislation offered the following, which on 
motion of Mr. Gill was made a part of former report of said committee. 

To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Kent Co.: 

Gentlemen — Tour committee on road legislation hereby offer the fol- 
lowing resolution as supplemental to their report of yesterday: 

Resolved, That the board of supervisors of Kent CSo. respectfully ask 
the Legislature, now in session, to make provision by law, whereby a cer- 
tain portion of prison labor •shall be employed in making tile to be used 
for tile drainage of the highways of the State where needed, and for con- 
structing sluiceways for conveying away the water. Such tile to be dis- 
tributed to the several counties as may be needed and redistributed to the 
several townships under the direction of the proper authorities. 



180S.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVBS. 183 

We are decidedly of the opinion that a certain portion of prison labor 
can be employed in gravel pits in ranning stone crushers, loading gravel 
and broken stone to be transported where most needed for the highways. 
We believe the prisoners can be taken ont nnder guard in box cars ten or 
twenty miles in the morning and returned at night and be worked during 
the day. They might also be worked, when not too far removed from 
prison, in digging ditches for drainage and for grading hills. We believe 
the railroads would freight the gravel and other road material, as well as 
the prisoners, at a very low cost Box carli could be constructed with 
reference to a continuation of the employment of prison labor in this 
manner. 

We further ask that the Legislature take action without delay and ascer- 
tain what terms can be made with the railroads for the transportation of 
prisoners and road material in order that the necessary legislation may be 
had by the Legislature at the present session. 

Signed by the committee. 

Freeman Lathbop. 

Friday 9 January 18 ^ 1895. 

The supplementary report of the committee on road legislation, offered 
yesterday in form of a resolution relative to convict labor, was then con- 
sidered. 

The motion to adopt prevailed by following vote: 

Teas 33, nays 0; absent and not voting, 6. 

A true copy. 

T. D. Eddy, 
County Clerk. 

Grand Bapids, Mich., January 23, 1895. 

Referred to the committee.on Labor. 

No. 53. By Mr. Amidon: . Petition of A. O. Barnes, S. D. Holland and 
116 others, relative to damage done to any public drain by cattle running 
at large. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

Na 54. By Mr. Amidon: Petition of Fletcher NoU, A, D. Vincent and 
128 others to abolish the office of township drain commissioner and other- 
wise amend the drain laws. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 55. By Mr. Cathro: Petition of M. L. Leach and 45 others asking^ 
the incorporation of union school district of Briley, in Montmorency 
GonnW. 

Beferred to the committee on Education. 

Na 56. By Mr. Foote: Petition of Harrison Soule, Peter N. Oook^ 
James H. Wade, of Ann Arbor, and 40 others, asking the passage of 
House bill No. 2, relating to the killing of deer. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 57. By Mr. Lonsbury: Petition from the board of supervisors of 
Oscoda county asking the passage of a law requiring probate judges to 
give bonds. 

Beferred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 58. By Mr. Fuller: Petition of Ed. Erickson, Erickson & Bissell,. 
Bathfon Bros, and 40 others in favor of the passage of House bill No. 82^ 
relative to the reduction of railroad fares in the Upper Peninsula. 

Beferred to the committee on Railroads. 



184 JOURNAL OF THE [January 30, 

No. 59. By Mr. Fuller: Petition of 93 citizens of the city of Escanaba 
for the same object 

Same reference. 

No. 60. By Mr. Bice: Petition relative to the inspection of cedar. 

On demand of Mr. Bice. 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To the Honorable House of Representatives, Lansing, Mich. : 

We, the undersigned, citizens and laborers of the county of Cheboygan, 
and State of Michigan, do hereby petition your honorable body to enact 
a law providing for a " culler of cedar," for the purposes of culling all 
cedar which shall hereafter be cut and got out for sale and shipment 

The following are some of the reasons for this petition, viz. : 

First, That the present management of the cedar business, and the pur- 
chase of the product of this county is confined to and controlled by one 
or two wealthy firms and corporations in distant cities, who employ their 
agents to purchase said cedar and work for their pecuniary interests, 
who, at the same time, assume to inspect and cull the same as between 
owner, laborer and purchaser, thus binding the producers and manufact- 
urers of cedar as to quantity and quality, as well as prices; 

Second, That while the agent of said corporations thus acts in the 
capacity of inspector and culler of said cedar, the owner and laborer sua- 
taios a loss to the great advantage of the purchaser, by reason of such 
a system of inspection and cuUiog of from twenty to twenty-five per cent 
of the entire quantity produced, while in justice and fairness the same 
should not exceed ten per cent; 

Third, That after the cedar is manufactured and placed upon the rail- 
roads and docks for shipment, inspected and culled by the purchasers as 
aforesaid, the culls are shipped away with the cargo of cedar, and used by 
said corporations at an immense profit, and for which the original owner 
and labor expended thereon in producing the same upon the docks, 
receives nothing therefor; 

Fourth, That after the cedar is gotten out, and the labor and monej 
expended thereon, all interested parties are compelled to lay out of their 
money and labor invested and await the convenience of said purchasing 
firms to inspect the same; 

Fifth, That by having a " culler of cedar," the business of culling could 
be greatly expedited, and all the culls that are new given away and 
shipped with the cargoes would be retained upon our docks and sold at 
some profit to the rightful owner thereof, thereby increasing the demand 
of good cedar, and increasing the price of the same; 

Sixth, That through the saving of labor now expended upon "cull" 
cedar, which is given away, and a just and fair inspection by a disinter- 
ested and honest "culler of cedar" there would be a gain to the several 
cedar producing counties of several thousand dollars per annum: 

Tour petitioners would further pray that said enactment provide for the 
election of said "culler of cedar" as a county officer in the several counties 
of the State at the general election, who shall hold his office for the term 
of two years, and who shall give a bond in the sum of at least two thousand 
dollars for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and receive 
for his compensation four dollars per day while actually employed, 
and eight cents per mile for the distance necessarily traveled (one way 



180&] HOUSE OF RBPRESENTATIVEB. 186 

only) fcoin^ to the place of inspecting or cnlling said cedar, which compen- 
sation shaU be paid in eqnal proportions by the cedar owner and c^ar 
maker according to the market price of cedar and the price for manufac- 
turing the same. 

That the cedar owner, cedar manufacutrer, and cedar culler, shall each 
have a mark of his own; and it shall be one of the duties of said cedar 
culler to ascertain whether the owner of the cedar has a good and 
legal title thereof, before said officer shall be authorized to cull the same 
and place it upon the market And as soon as said cedar is culled and the 
'' mark *' of the " cedar culler " placed thereon, the cedar manufacturer 9f 
the same shall be entitled to received his pay therefor, within 30 days from 
the date of said culling. 

And your petitioners will ever pray, etc. 

Dated, Cheboygan, Mich., January 24, A. D., 1895. 

Referred to the committee on Lumber and Salt. 

No. 61. By Mr. Fisk: Petition of A. Wright, M. D., and others rela- 
tive to the health board of the city of Detroit 

Beferred to the committee on Public Health. 

No. 62. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of the board of supervisors of Kent 
county relative to drain laws. 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

Na 63. By Mr. Williams: Petition of Wm. Voitel, J. V. Phillips, W. 
0. Weed, Carl Schurtz, C. C. Hodges and 20 others, citizens of New Buf- 
falo, countv of Berrien, asking that school district No. 1, in the village of 
New Buffalo, be enlarged and the charter of the village so amended. 

Beferred to the committee on Education. 

No. 64. By Mr. Hglden: Resolution of the board of supervisors of 
Kent county, relative to prison labor. 

Beferred to the committee on Labor. 

Na 65. By Mr. Rich: Petition of Wm. M. Thompson and 92 others 
in favor of the present game laws. 

On demand of Mr. Rich, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal as 
follows: 

To the Honorable House of Representatives : 

GsNTLEMRK — We, the undesigned residents of the coimty of Jackson, 
respectfully represent that we are deeply interested in the maintenance of 
the present game law as it is, in so far as the same relates to what is popu- 
larly termed "Spring shooting.'* 

^ The present law was adopted after much consideration without a dis- 
senting voice; it has worked well so far as the great body of the people 
are concerned and they are satisfied with it. The only opposition to 
"Spring shooting" so far as we are informed comes from the members of 
the wealthy clubs controlling large tracts of marsh from which the citizens 
of this State are vigorously excluded in the spring in order that they may 
revel in slaughter in the &11. When we inform you that a club of ten 
members owning extensive marshes at the mouth of the Huron river, car- 
ried away over lour thousand ducks from their grounds, and that too, not 
more than six of them being present on any one day, it will be apparent 
how much credence is to be given to their plea of protection. 

The ducks we desire to shoot are the open water Migratory ducks in the 
spring which is the only good duck shooting that we have during the year. 
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Last spring all the sportsmen and shooters in the oonntry combined did 
not kill over four hnndred ducks, and these figares we believe will hold 
good for most of the coimties of our State. 

We believe that the object of the game law should be to preserve the 
game for food and not for sport. If this be the proper object of the law» 
then we submit that the members of the clubs are great offenders. The 
men who desire to get out and shoot a duck occasionally to eat are with us 
in our desire that tne law be undisturbed. 

Furthermore, the people are now familiar with the law and it ought not 
to be unsettled. Unless very strong reasons exist therefor, we therefore 
respectfully request that you use your influence to preserve the game law 
intact so far as " spring shooting " is concerned. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 66. By Mr. Waite: Petition of Geo. Batter, E. E. Bradner and 21 
others of Powers, Menominee county, in favor of House bill No. 82. 

On demand of Mr. Waite, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, aa^ 
follows: 
To the Honorable the Legislature of Michigan: 

We, the undersigned citizens of the upper peninsula of Michigan, resid- 
ing at Powers, in Menominee county, resi)ectfully ^tition your nonorable 
body to pass House bill number eighty-two (82), introduced by Hon. O. 
W. Bobinson, and referred to the honorable committee on Bailroads. 

The same being a bill to reduce passenger and freight rates of railroads 
in the upper peninsula to the maximum charges allowed by law in the 
upper peninsula. 

Beferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

No. 67. By Mr. Waite: Petition of Mr. McPherson and 45 other citi- 
zens of Menominee, on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 68. By Mr. Waite: Petition of Ira Carley and 10 other citizens of 
Ingalls, Menominee county, on the same subject 

Same referfence. 

No. 69. By Mr.-Bedfem: Petition of 35 citizens of Clinton county,, 
asking for the submission of an amendment to the constitution prohibit- 
ing the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 70. By Mr. Bedfem: Petition of 105 citizens of Clinton county,, 
on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 71. By Mr. Bedfem: Petition of 160 citizens of Clinton oountjP,. 
on the same subject 

Same reference 

No. 72. By Mr. Saxton: Petition of F. W. Welles and 50 other citizena 
of Jackson county, on the same subject 

Same reference. 

No. 73. By Mr. Brown: Petition of O. P. Brown and 75 other citizens 
of Isabella county, on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 74. By Mr. Bice: Petition of J. I. Nickerson and 105 other citi- 
zens of Cheboygan county on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 75. By Mr. Wescott: Petition of W. J. Terkee^ C. S. Kenyon and 
56 other citizens of Shiawassee county on the same subject 



im.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 187 

Same reference. 

Na 76. By Mr. Kimmis: Petition of L. Chandler and 215 other citi* 
lens of Oakland connty on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 77. By Mr. Redfern: Petition of F. D. Cleveland and 43 other 
citizens of Clinton county relative to the open season for killing deer. ■ 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEBS. 

By the committee on School for the Blind: 

Tour committee on the School for the Blind beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

That we have visited the School and have unanimously decided that the 
institution is conducted in such a manner as to give great credit to the 
State and present board of control. 

The sanitary condition is as good as can be had until the present mo(le 
of plumbing, ventilation, and water is changed. We would therefore 
recommend that the following appropriations for the years 1895 and 1896 
be as follows: 

For year 1895 current expenses $22,000 00 

For year 1895 cistern 500 00 

For year 1895 plumbing 2,500 00 

$25,000 00 
For year 1896 current expenses 22,000 00 

Total $47,000 OO 

HENEY LEE, 
GEORGE E. HILTON, 
P. W. REDFERN, 
O. W. ROBINSON, 
LAUREN F. OTIS. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Linderman, 

The report was referred to the committee oti Ways and Means. 

KOTICES. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the pavment of money by the State in aid of 
county agricultural societies duly organized, to provide what such funds 
shall be ^ed' for, and what is to be done by such societies to entitle them 
to State aid. 

Mr. Waite gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment of a probate register for the county 
of Menominee and to prescribe the amount of his compensation and for 
the payment thereof. 

Mr. Morse gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan Asylum for Dangerous 
and Criminal Insane. 



188 JOURNAL OF THE (January 90, 

Mr. Kent gave notice that at some fatare day he woald ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain land from the village of Lake View in the coant^ 
of Montcalm and attach the same to the township of Cato in said county 
of Montcalm. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
"An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levv (and collec- 
tion) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and here- 
after levied; making such taxes a lien on the land taxed, establishing and 
continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delin- 
quent .for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of land bid of to 
the Stiate and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of the 
public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contra- 
vening any of the provisions of this act." 

' Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize, direct and require the making and recording of a 
general plan for laying out streets and alleys in all cities and villages in 
the State of Michigan. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize and direct the platting and recording of property out- 
side of or adjacent to all cities or villages in the State of Michigan, and 
providing for the dedication of such streets and alleys. 

Mr. Aplin gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7365 of Howell's annotated statutes as amended 
by act 279 of the laws of 1887. 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce li 

A bill to detach from the city corporation of Clare and reattach to the 
township of Grant in Clare co>unty, the south half of the southwest quar- 
ter and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 26, town 
17 north, range 4 west. 

Mr. Aplin gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
to introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of West Bay City. 

Mr. Benoit gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 4 of act No. 358 of local act of 1885. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 102 of chapter 102, revised statutes of 1846, reU 
ative to the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certain 
cases, being section 7546 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Kempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to divide the State of Michigan into 12 congressional distriots, 
and to repeal act No. 168 of the public acts of 1891. 

Mr. Kempf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 189 

A bill to provide for a solicitor's fee in the foreclosure of real estate 
mortgaij^es in the circuit courts of this State in chancery. 

Mr. Lee gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan School for the Bliod, 
for the years 1895 and 1896. 

Mr. Wagar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of rabbits. 

Mr. Bobinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill providing for an assaying building at the Michigan Mining 
School at Hoaghton, Michigan, and for the refitting and the further 
equipment of the same, and for the support and maintenance of said 
Mining School for the years 1895 and 1896, and making an appropriation 
therefor. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to prohibit corporations or associations having a capital stock, 
except railroad and mining corporations, from commencing or transacting 
bnsinesB, or filing their articles of association until the whole capital is 
subscribed and paid, and defining the liability of the directors and sub- 
scribers for violations of this enactment. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the division and distribution of property held in 
trust under certain circumstances. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day be would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 11 of chapter 239 of the compiled laws 1871 as 
amended, being section 9017 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to 
"Fees of sherifi in executing process issued out of the courts of law and 
equity, and by judicial and other officers and for other services." 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
mtroduce 

A bill to reflate the rental allowed for the use of telephones, and fixing 
a penalty for its violation. 

Mr. Marsilje gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill entitled an act to amend section 1 of act No. 221 of the public 
acts of 1865, approved March, 1865, as amended by act 47 of the laws of 
1877, as amended by act No. 64 of the public acts of 1887, being section 
6812 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the preparing and maintaining a geographical 
index of the records in the register of deeds' office in Saginaw county. 

Mr. Rose gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



190 JOURNAL O^ THE [January 90, 

A bill to authorize the township of Lincoln, in the county of Arenac, 
State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the pur- 
pose of making public improvements. 

INTBODUGTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 151, entitled 

A bill making an appropriation reimbursing the city of Kalamazoo for 
building a sewer, connecting the Michigan Asylum for the Insane with the 
sewer system of the city of Kalamazoo. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Ways and Means. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill Na 162, entitled 

A bill to prevent deception in the manufacture, sale and use of imitation 
butter. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
<3ommittee on Agriculture. 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House biU No. 153, entitled 

A bill to amend section No. 960 of Howell's annotated statutes of the 
State of Michigan, as amended by act No. 198 of the public acts of 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 154, entitled 

A bill to provide for the examination of persons elected or recommended 
for appointment of certain offices in the Michigan National Guard. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affaira 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 155, entitled 

A bill to regulate and govern the appointment of staff officers in the 
Michigan National Guard. 

The bill was read a first and second by its title and referred to the com- 
mittee on Military Affairs. 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 156, entitled 

A bill to prohibit the assemblage and meeting of &rmed companies or 
other military organizations for the purpose of military drill, exercise or 
instruction without permission and authority from the Uommand-in-<^hief. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referied to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Mr. RoRuer, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 157, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Fairgrove, in Tuscola county, 
Michigan. 



1896.] HOUSB OF REPRESENTATIVES. 191 

The bill was read a firat and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Oorporations. 

Mr. Bogner, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 158, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territory in the township of Fairgrove, Tuscola 
county, Michigan, from school districts No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 in said town- 
ship, and to organize the same into a school district to be known and 
designated as school district No. 8 of Fairgrove. 

The bill was read a first and seeond time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced * 

House bill No. 159, entitled 

A bill to provide for the taxation of an attorney's fee in justice courts. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Kent, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 160, entitled 

A bill detaching territory from the city of Greenville, and attaching the 
same to the township of Eureka. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Kent, previous notice having been given and .leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 161, entitled 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Greenville. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Fuller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 162, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territory from the townships of Rock Biver, 
Onota and Matthais, in the county of Alger, and to organize the township 
of Limestone. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 163, entitled 

A bill to provide for compensation to persons isolated by order of a 
health officer, or by a board of health, because exposed to or infected with 
a dangerous communicable disease. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Hedith. 

Mr. Saxton, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 164, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 20 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
^An act to prohibit taking, catching or distribution of fish in Baisin 
river of this State," approved March 29, 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Gama 



192 JOURNAL OP THE [January 90, 

Mr. Weekee, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 165, entitled 

A bill to amend sections S and 7 of act No. 138 of the laws of 1887, 
being an act entitled " An act for the requiring of a civil license in order 
to manry, and the due registration of the same, and to provide a penalty 
for the violation of the provisions of the same, approved May 81, 1887, the 
same being act No. 128 of the public acts of 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Mulvey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 166, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 2; to repeal section 8 and amend 
section 4 of chapter 4; to amend section 28 of chapter 5; and sections 2, 8 
and 4 of chapter 8, of an act entitled ''An act to revise the charter of the 
citjr of Negaunee, in Marquette county," beins amendatory of an act, 
entitled ''An act to incorporate the city of Ne^unee, in Marquette 
county, approved April 11, 1878, and the acts amendatory thereof." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Oity Corporations. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 167, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 280 of the local acts of 1883, entitled 
"An act relative to justices' courts in Detroit," as amended, being com- 
piler's section 9091ci of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan for 
the years 1883-1890, and to add 4 sections to said act, so as to enlarge the 
jurisdiction of said courts, to limit appeals therefrom and to regulate the 
selection of jurors to serve therein. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Ohilver, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 168, entitled 

A bill to provide that the supreme, grand and subordinate temples of 
the Mystic Order of the New Kaaba of the State of Michigan may be 
incorporated. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Ciorporations. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave 
being granted, introduced 

House bill No. 169, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 169 of the revised statutes of 1846, 
relative to fees of officers and ministers of justice in criminal cases, as 
amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, and being section 9053 
of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bowley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 170, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 6 and 8 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1891, 
being an act entitled "An act to amend sections 6 and 8 of act No. 136 of 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 193 

the public acts of 1885, bein^ an act entitled *An to provide for the 
appointment, compensation and duties of a stenographer for the 16th judi- 
cial circuit.' " 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Gathro, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced * 

House bill No. 171, entitled 

A bill to vacate the township of ^ount Pindus in the county of Oscoda 
and to incorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Big 
Creek in Oscoda county; also to provide for the turning over of the funds 
and property of said vacated township to the proper officers of said town- 
ship of Big Creek. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Cathro, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 172, entitled 

A bill to vacate the township of Atherton in Oscoda county and incorp- 
orate its territory within the adjoining township of Harmon in Oscoda 
couuty, also to provide for the turning over of the funds and property of 
said vacated township to the proper officers of said township of Harmon. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Cathro, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 173, entitled 

A bill to vacate the township of Greenwood in Oscoda county, and 
incorporate its territory within the adjoining township of Elmer in Oscoda 
county, also to provide for the turning over of the funds and property of 
said vacated township to the proper officers of said township of Elmer. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Fitzgerald previous notice having been (j:iven and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 174, entitled 

A bill to repeal section 7 of act No. 122 of the public acts of 1889, 
entitled **An act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws 
and documents, reports of the several officers, board of officers and public 
institutions of this State, now or hereafter to be published, and to provide 
for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to repeal all exist- 
ing laws providing for the publication and distribution of said laws, docu- 
ments or reports," approved May 31, 1889, being section 26, volume 1, of 
Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Printing. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 175, entitled 

A bill to require county treasurers to furnish transcripts and abstracts 
of records, and fixing the fees to be paid therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 
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194 JOURNAL OP THE [January 30. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 176, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled '^ An act to authorize judges 
of probate of certain counties to appoint a register and prescribing his 
duties and compensation, approved March SO^ 1869, being act 79 of the 
session laws of 1869, as amended by act 186 of the public acts of 1879, the 
same being compiler's section 636 of Howell's annotated statutes." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Qraham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 177, entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Kent county to fix the 
compensation of members of committees of said board in certain cases. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 178, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 149 of the public acts of 1893, enti- 
tled " An act to provide for a county and township system of roads, and to 
prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having the charge thereof,"^ 
approved May 26, 1893, and to add a new section to said act repealing the 
same so far as it applies to the upper peninsula of the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and secona time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Boads and Bridges. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 179, entitled 

A bill entitled ''An act to amend sections 1 and 2, of chapter 140, of the 
revised statutes of 1846, relative to the limitation of personal actions," and 
being compiler's sections 8713 and 8714 of Howell's annotated statutes of 
the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 180, entitled 

A bill to provide for the appointment bjr courts, of physicians to exam- 
ine the plaintiff or person injured, in suits for damages on account of 
personal injuries, and for penalty for the refusal of the injured party to 
submit to such examination. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 181, entitled 

A bill to provide for the taking of testimony of parties to causes and 
witnesses before issue joined therein or after issue and before trial, and 
.for a penalty for refusal to attend and testify. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 195 

Mr. Westcott, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

Hoase bill No. 182, entitled 

A bill to amend section 10 of act No. 196 of the pnblic acts of 1887, 
entitled ''An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of 
Michigan." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Henry, previous notice having been given and leave being g^nted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 183, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 9 and 14 of act No. Ill, public acts of 1889, 
as amended by act No. 163, public acts of 1891, entitled ''An act to protect 
fish and to regulate fishing in the waters of this State, by providing close 
seasons for certain kinds of fish, by prohibiting the catching of fish in cer- 
tain specified ways, by prohibiting the catching of fish of certain sizes and 
in certain waters and for certain purposes, by prohibiting the obstruction 
of the free passage of fish, and b^ prohibiting the sale of certain kinds of 
fish; to protect persons engaged in fish culture, and to repeal inconsistent 
acts." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game, and 

On motion of Mr. Henry, , 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Parkinson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 184, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 166 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
''An act to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders 
for the passage of fish through dams across the Muskegon river and its 
tributaries, Ulinton river and its tributaries, in Macomb county, and the 
Black river in Sanilac and Huron counties, and to provide a penalty for 
violations of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Williams, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 185, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 2 and 31 of act No. 86, local acts of the year 
1883, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of New Buffalo, in Berrien 
county, in regard to the election of marshal in said village, and to add 
territory to the school district therein, and particularly describing the 
territory constituting school district No. 1 mentioned in said act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introducea 

House bill No. 186, entitled 

A bill giving justices of the peace jurisdiction over foreign corporations. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 



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196 JOURNAL OP THE (January 30. 

House bai No. 187, entitled 

A bill to regulate the taxation of costs in actions for mc^licions 
prosecutions. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Whebeas, We have learned with deep regret of the death of two of 
Michigan's distinguished ex-Governors, Hon. Austin W. Blair and Hon. 
Edwin B. Winaas, also of Hon. Ohauncey W. Wisner, an ex-Senator and 
ex-member of tliis House, therefore, 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a joint committee of three 
Senators and three Bepresentatives be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two Houses, that opportunity may be given 
for paying a fitting tribute to the memory of these illustrious dead. 

Laid over one day nnder the ruled. 

Mr. Foote offered the following: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring). That the Quartermaster 
Qeneral be, and he is hereby authorized to loan to the executive committee 
of the G. A. B. art, loan and industrial exposition of Kalamazoo, for a 
period of not more than twenty-five days, a reasonable number of the war 
relics (not to exceed fifty in number and not to include regimental battle 
flags) now in the war museum: Provided^ The said executive committee 
pay all expenses of packing, shipping and returning to the museum, and 
file with the Quartermaster General a justified bond in the sum of S5,000 
for the safe return of the relics loaned or for the payment of any damages 
thereto. 

Pending the order that the resolution lay over one day under the rules. 

On motion of Mr. Foote, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present votings 
therefor, and the resolution was put upon its immediate consideration. 

Mr. £empf moved to amend the resolution by adding thereto the words, 
''under such rules and conditions as to safety as the Quartermaster 
Qeneral may prescribe;" 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Perry moved to further am^nd the resolution by inserting after the 
words " not to exceed 50 in number," the words " and not to include 
regimental battle flags;*' 

Which was agreed to. 

The resolution as thus amended was then adopted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved by the House (The Senate concurring) That our Senators and 
Bepresentatives in Congress be and are hereby requested to use all honor- 
able means to cause the United States government to cede to the State of 
Michigan the island of Mackinac to be kept and used as a public park; 

Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be sent to each of the 
Michigan Senators and Bepresentatives at Washington. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 197 

The resolution was adopted. 

Also the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a special committee of six, 
three- from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to investi- 
gate and report as to the advisability of the State purchasing or building 
an executive home in the city of Lansing, at a cost not to exceed S30,000. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, 

The resolution was laid on the table. 

OBNEBAL OBDSB. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. Kingsland to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

Rouse bill Na 19 (file No. 11), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their ix)wers and duties, 

Bat not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman to 
report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again. 

• \E. L. KINGSLAND, 

• Chairman. 

Report accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of 
the bill 

On motion of Mr. Foote, 

Leave of absence was granted to the committee oh Fish and Game for 
the afternoon. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House took a recess until 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

1:30 o* clock p, to. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present. 
The House resumed the 

OBNEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House went into the committee of the whole, on the general order. 
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr, Holden to the chair. 
After some time spent therein, the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the following report: 



X98 JOURNAL. OF THE I January 30, 

The committee of the whole have had under coBBideration the following: 

House bill No. 19 (file No. 11), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and dnties; 

But not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman 
to report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again. 

CHARLES HOLDEN, 

ChairmatL 

Report accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of 
the bill. 

By the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment: 

The committee on Engrossment and Enrollment report as correctly 
enrolled, signed and presented to the Qovernor, the following: 

House bill No. 10, entitled 

An act to authorize the township of Tittabawassee in Saginaw county^ 
to borrow twelve thousand dollars on its bonds to build a bridge across 
the TittabawaEsee river. 

Also, 

House bill No. 61, entitled 

An act to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893. 
entitled ''An act to incorporate the village of Coloma in the county of 
Berrien." 

B. F. MoNALL, 

Ctiairman, 

Report accepted. 

By the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment: 

The committee on Engrossment and Enrollment report as correctly 
enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 85, entitled 

An act to enable the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton to 
replace and rebuild the bridge belonging to said county across Portage 
lake, in said county. 

B. P. McNALL, 

Chairman. 
Report accepted. 
On motion of Mr. Linderman, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next. 
On motion of Mr. P. H. Campbell, 
The House adjourned. 



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La^nsing^ Thursday^ January 31^ 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Soil called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Moore and Weekes. 

On motion of Mr. Morse, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Weekes for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Davis, 

Leave of absence was granted to committee on State Prison until Mon- 
day next. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Moore until Monday nexl 

PBESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 78. By Mr. Morse: Memorial of the board of supervisors of Ionia 
county relative to the pay of stenographer of the eighth judicial circuit, 

On demand of Mr. Morse, 

The memorial was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

Hon. J. D, Morse^ Lansing^ Mich. : 

Deab Sib — The following resolution was adopted by the board of super- 
visors at the January session, 1895. 

L. D. BUBGH, 

Clerk. 

Whereas, The salary of the » official stenographer of this, the eighth 
judicial circuit of this State was by act No. 56 of the public acts of the State 
of Michigan for the year 1889, fixed at the sum of $1,800 p^er annum, to 
which salary were attached certain additional fees and perquisites, making 
the present aggregate income of said position the sum of $2,500 or there- 
abouts; and 

Wh^eas, At the date of the passage of said act No. 56 the eighth 
jndiciarcircuit was composed of the counties of Ionia, Olinton and Mont- 
calm, but has been since rearranged so that it is now composed of the 
counties of Ionia and Montcalm, thereby reducing the amount of labor to 
be performed by said stenographer by about one third; and 

Whebeas, On account of the reduced amount of work to be done by said 
stenographer we are lead to believe that the salary of said position is now 
too large; therefore be it 

Resolved^ That our representatives in the State Legislature be, and are 
hereby, requested and urged to use all reasonable and honorable means to 
have the salary of said position reduced from $1,800 to $1,200 per annum. 

W. H. Mattison, 

[l. s.] Supervisor. 

Beferred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 79. By Mr. Morse: Memorial of the board of supervisors of Ionia 
comity relative to text-books for the public schools. 



200 



JOURNAL OP THE 



[January 31, 



On demand of Mr. Morse, 

The memorial was read at length and spread on the Journal, as follows: 

To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Ionia county: 

Your committee to whom was referred the communication relative to 
text-bboks in our common schools, would recommend that our members in 
the State Legislature give this matter their careful consideration at their 
earliest convenience. 

S. T. MiNABD, 

C. I. Goodwin, 
W. A. Wilder, 

Committee. 
Hon, X D. Morsey Lansing, Michigan: 

Dear Sib — ^The above report was accepted and recommendation therein 
adopted by the board of supervisors at the January session, 1895. 

L. D. BUBGH, 

[l. 8.] Clerk. 

Referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 80. By Mr. Cambum: Petition of A. J. Stead, John L. Bich- 
ards, 8. E. Doty, W. E. Doty, and 38 others, relative to the submission of 
a constitutional provision prohibiting the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

By unanimous consent: 

Mr. Rose, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 188, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Lincoln, in the county of Arenac, 
State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the pur- 
pose of making public improvements # ^ 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Rose, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: * 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Cambum 
Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 



YEAS. 

Mr. Herrig 
Hicks 
Hilton 
Holden 
Holmes 
Hugget 
Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
Kempf 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 



Mr. Perry 
Place 
Redfern 
Rice 
Rich 

Richardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 



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201 



Mr. 



Chilver 


Mr. Latimer 


Clark 


Lee 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Curtis, G. M. 


MadiU 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsh 


Davis 


Marsilje 


Donovan 


Matthevrs 


Edgar 


McNall 


Fisk 


Miller 


Fitzgerald 
Flood 


Morse 


Mulvey 


Foote 


Norman 


Foster 


Otis 


Fuller 


Parkinson 


Graham 


Partridge 


Harris 


Pearson 


Henderson 


Peer 


Henry 





Mr 



Smiley 

Smith 

StoU 

Taylor 

Voorheis 

Wagar 

Waite 

Waldo 

Westcott 

Whitney 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wolter 

Wood 

Woodruff 

Wortley 

Speaker 



91 




NATS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Rose, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The rule fixing the order of business was suspended, two-thirds of all 
the members present voting therefor, and 

On motion of Mr. Waite 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the 

OENEBAL OBDEB. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. Holden to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 19 (file No. 11), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and duties. 

But not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman 
to report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again. 

CHARLES HOLDEN, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of 
the bill. 

The House then resumed the regular order of business. 

PBESBNTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 81. By Mr. Norman: Petition of E. D. Babcock and 16 others in 
regard to the duties and compensation of the stenographer of the 24th 
judicial circuit. 
26 



802 JOURNAL OP THE [January 81, 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 82. By Mr. Norman: Petition of F. S. Hulbert and 60 others of 
Sanilac county, for a prohibitory amendment to the constitution. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 84. By Mr. Madill: Petition of C. E. Thompson, W. A. Hubert, V- 
Windier, and 180 others of Saginaw and Huron counties, asking amend- 
ments to the game laws. 

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 84 By Mr. Clark: Petition of C. F. Southworth, Wm. Neilan 
and 26 others, relative to the incorporation of the village of Ouster^ 
Mason county, Michigan. 

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 85. By Mr. Partridge: Petition of George H. Russell and 210 
others, citizens of Detroit, relative to the health department of said city. 

Referred to the committee on Public Health. 

No. 86. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 42 citizens of Antrim county^ 
asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the constitution. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 87. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 45 citizens of Antrim county for 
the same purpose. 

Same reference. 

No. 88. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 29 citizens of Charlevoix county, 
for the same purpose. 

Same reference. 

No. 89. By Mr. Hicks: Petition of P. S. Richards and 63 others rela- 
tive to the liquor traffic. 

Same reference. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Railroads: 

The committee on Railroads, to whom was referred. 

House bill No. 29, entitled 

A bill to provide for the bulletining of the arrival of passenger trains; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

GEORGE E. HILTON, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Education : 

Tbe committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 75, entitled 

A bill to provide for a uniformity of text books in all the schools of the 
State; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

R W. REDFERN, 

Chairman, 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 208 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

Oq motion of Mr. Redfem, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the nse of the 
committee. 
' By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Edacation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 60, entitled 

A bill to amend section 17 and section 20 of chapter 2, section 21 of 
chapter 3, and section 11 of chapter 11 of act No. 164 of the public acta 
of 1881, entitled ''An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to 
public instruction and primary schools and to repeal all statutes and acts 
contravening the provisions of this act;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

P. W. EEDFEEN, 

ChairmatL 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Bedfem, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 144, entitled 

A bill to provide for the compulsory education of children, and to repeal 
all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of the same; 

Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committea 

P. W. EEDFERN, 

CtiairmatL 

Beport accepted and committee discharged 

On motion of Mr. Bedfern, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Education : 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 47, entitled 
. A bill to provide for holding teachers' institutes in the several counties 
of this State; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
nse of the committee. 

F. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Bedfern, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
eommittee. 



204 JOURNAL OP THE [January 31. 

ME8SAOE8 FBOM THE GOVEBNOR. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Executive Office, ) 
Lansing^ January 31^ 1895, ) 

To the House of Representatives: 

I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the ofSce of the Sec- 
retary, of State, 

House bill No. 85, being 

An act to enable the board of supervisors of the county of Houghton, 
to replace and rebuild the bridge belonging to said county, across Portage 
lake, in said county. 

Also, 

House bill No. 10, being 

An act to authorize the township of Tittabawassee, in Saginaw county, to 
borrow $12,000 on its bonds to build a bridge across the Tittabawassee 
river. 

Also, 

H6use bill No. 66, being 

An act to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, 
entitled '^ An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of 
Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith. " 

Also, 

House bill No. 61, being 

An act to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to incorporate the village of Coloma in the county of 
Berrien." 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. EIOH, 

Qovemor. 
The message was laid on the table. 

MESSAGES FBOH THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing y January 30 ^ 1895. y 



To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the fol- 
lowiug concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring). That the Quarter- 
master General be and he is hereby authorized to loan to the executive 
committee of the O. A. B. art loan and industrial exposition of Kalama- 
zoo, for a period of not more than 25 days a reasonable number of war 
relics (not to exceed 20 in number and not to include regimental battle 
flags), now in the war museum; 

Provided, The said executive committee pay all expense of packing, 
shipping and returning to the museum aud file with the Quartermaster 
General a justified bond in the sum of $5,000 for the safe return of 



1896.] HOUBE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 805 

relics loaned or for the payment of any damae:ea thereto under snch rales 
and conditions as to safety, as the Quartermaster General may prescribe. 
In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enroll- 
ment and presentation to the Governor. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing^ January 30j 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House that Senators 
Earle, Bialy and Warner have been appointed as members, on the part of 
the Senate, of the joint committee to investigate and report as to the advis- 
ability of purchasing or building an executive home in the city of Lansing. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS K ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 
The message was laid on the table. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing^ January 30y 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
concnrrent resolution: 

Whereas, The death of Colonel J. B. Bachelder leaves a vacancy in the 
National Gettysburg Commission, and in the department of Historians; 
and 

Whereas, The Governor of the State of Michigan, together with many 
eminent citizens of this State, feeling a patriotic interest in the graves of 
her loyal sons npon that field, have respectfully requested the honorable, 
the secretary of war, that the commissioner and historian be appointed 
from the State of Michigan; and 

Whereas, Many soldiers and others have united in requesting the 
appointment to this position of Colonel Edward Hill, formerly of the 16th 
Michigan volunteer infantry — a gentleman of culture and truth, a gallant 
soldier who participated in the battle of Gettysburg with credit and honor, 
and whose regiment held the position at Little Round Top, who holds the 
"* Medal of Honor" for gallant services on the field of battle, and who is 
eminently fitted by education, experience and extended acquaintance with 
veterans both north and south, and who is tactful, earnest, energetic and a 
persistent and patient worker; therefore 

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). 
That the Legislature of the State of Michigan unite in indorsing the 
candidacy of Colonel Hill, and respectfully request the honorable, the 
secretary of war, to appoint him to the position named; 



206 JOURNAL OP THE [January 31, 

Resolved further^ That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the 
secretary of war and also a copy be forwarded to Colonel Hill; 
In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enroll- 
ment and presentation to the Governor. 

N0TI0E& 

Mr. Holden gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan School for the Deaf 
for the years 1895 and 1896. 

Mr. Kingdland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 279 of the local acts of 1891, entitled 
^*An act to incorporate the village of Watervliet, in the county of Berrien," 
approved April 9, 1891. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled ''An act to authorize pro- 
ceedings against garnishees and for other purposes," approved March 28, 
1849, the same being section 8031 of Howell's annotated statutes of the 
State of Michigan. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 53 of act No. 205, session laws of 1887, entitled 
''An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking and to 
establish a banking department for the supervision of such business as 
amended by act No. 194, session laws of 1893." 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 20 of chapter 244 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being compiler's section 9094 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to offenses against the lives and persons of individuals as amended 
by act No. 112, session laws of 1887. 

Mr. Saxton gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill for the protection of fish in the lake known as Swain*s lake, in 
the township of Pulaski, Jackson county, for a period of five years. 

Mr. Richardson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 2197r, of chapter 63a, Howell's annotated stat- 
utes No. 3. 

Mr. Wolter gave notice that at some future day he would ask leaVe 
to introduce 

A bill to compel the use of safety valves on cylinders, drums, or other 
vessels, etc., containing and confining carbonic acid gas, nitrous oxide 
gas and like aeriform substances. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 207 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 7 6f chapter 11 of an act entitled *'An act to 
provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts of 
acts in conflict therewith," approved June 7, 1883. 

Mr. Bedfem gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitu- 
tion of this State relative to the liquor traffic. 

Mr. Robertson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners 
for the year ending June 30, 1896, and the year ending June 30, 1897. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 166, of public acts 1893, entitled 
''An act to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or laddersi 
for the passage of fish through dams across the Cass river and its tribu- 
taries, through Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron counties, and to provide a 
penalty for violation of the provisions of this act.*' 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 38, of act No. 190 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting, and to prevent 
fraud and deception, at elections in this State." 

MOTIONS AND BBSOLUTION8. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell offered the following: 

Whereas, In the general allowance of mileage to members and employte 
of this House the mileage of Mr. George C. Bobinson, of Detroit, Station- 
ery Clerk, was inadvertently omitted; therefore be it 

Resolved^ That said George C. Robinson be and is hereby allowed the 
regular mileage from the city of Detroit, and that the Clerk is authorized 
to draw his order for the same, viz., 174 miles. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Ways and Meana 

On motion of Mr. Henry, 

The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o^clook^ p. m. 

, The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Boll called: quorum present. 
Tbe House resumed the order of 

NOTICES.' 

Mr. Parkinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



208 JOURNAL OF THE [January 31, 

A bill creating an ex officio member of the board of supervisors of St. 
Clair county, Michigan, and an ex officio member of township board and 
board of review of the township of Brockway, St. Clair county, Michigan. 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1, 3 and 4 of an act entitled "An act to provide 
for the relief outside of the Soldier's Home of honorably discharged indi- 
gent union soldiers, sailors and marines, and the wives, widows and minor 
children of such indigent or deceased union soldiers, sailors and marines." 

Mr. Harris gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Central Laker in Antrim county. 

Mr. Bice gave notice that at some future day he would c^k leave to intro- 
duce 

A bill to promote irrigation and beneficial uses of water ways. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to extend the city limits of the city of Wyandotte in the county 
of Wayne. 

INTRODUCTION. OF BILLS. 

Mr. Lonsbury, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 189, entitled 

A bill to amend section 527 of chapter 10 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 683 of Howell's annotated statutes of 1882, relating to 
county officers. 

The^ bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Morse, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 190, entitled 

A bill appropriating money for the construction of one building for 
patients, one electric light machinery building and other requirements of 
the Michigan Asylum for Dangerous and Criminal Insane. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Criminal Insane. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 191, entitled . 

An act to amend section 7 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893^ 
entitled " An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy 
and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore 
and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, estab- 
lishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of 
lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands 
bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal act No. 
200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in any- 
wise contravening any of the provisions of this act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 



1896,] " HOUSE OF REPfiBSENTATIVES. 209 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 192, entitled 

A bill to amend section No. 102 of chapter 102, revised statutes of 1846, 
relative to the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in 
certain cases, being section 7546 of HowelPs annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 193, entitled 

A bill to provide for the payment of moneys by the State in aid of county 
agricultural societies duly organized, and to provide what such funds shall 
bd used for, and what is to be done by such societies to entitle them to 
State aid 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
conmiittee on Agriculture. 

Mr. Waite, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 194, entitled 

A bill to provide for the appointment of a probate register for the 
county of Menominee, and to prescribe the amount of his ^compensation 
and for the payment thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
oommittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 195, entitled 

A bill to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts; 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on labor. 

Mr. Waldo, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 196, entitled 

A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1898, entitled 
"An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy (and col- 
lection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and 
hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the land taxed, establishing 
and continuing such lien, providing for. the sale and conveyance of lands 
delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of land bid off 
to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of 
the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise 
contravening any of the provisions of this act." " 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

Mr. StoU, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 197, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, 

entitled " An act to provide for the assessment of property and a levy and 

collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and 

hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing 

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and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands 
delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off 
to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of 
the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise 
contravening any of the provisions of this act" 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 198, entitled 

A bill to provide for the division and distribution of property held in 
trust under certain circumstances. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Hnggett, previous notice having been given and leave being granted 
introduced 

House bill No. 199, entitled 

A bill to prevent the catching of trout in the Ellis brook, in town one 
north, range 7 west. State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Huggett, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor,-and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Belknap 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Gamburn 
Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cousins 
Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. S. 
Davis 
Donovan 
Edjrar 
Ferguson 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 



TEAS. 

Mr. Henderson 
Henry 
Herrig 
Hicks 
Hilton 
Holden 
Holmes 
Huggett 
Kelly, W. J 
Eempf 
Eimmis 
Eingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 

Lonsbury 
MadiU 
Marsilje 
Matthews 
Morse 
Mulvey 
Norman 
Otis 
Parkinson 



Mr. Perry 
Place 
Bedfern 
Rice 
Bich 

Bichardson 
Bobertson 
Bobinson 
Bogner 
Bose 
Bowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smith 
StoU 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Waite 
Waldo 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wood 



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Mr. Fuller Mr. Partridge Mr. Woodruff 

Graham Pearson Wortley 

Harris Peer Speaker 81 

NATS. 
Mr. Baird . 1 

Title a^eed to. 

On motion of Mr. Huggett, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted* 
introduced 

House bill No. 200, entitled 

A bill to divide the State of Michigan into twelve congressional districts, 
and to repeal act Na IBS of the public acts of 1891. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to th^ 
committee on Apportionment. 

Mr. Kempf, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 201, entitled 

A bill to provide for a solicitor's fee in the foreclosure of real estate 
mortgages in the circuit courts of this State, in chancery. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred 
to the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Davis, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 202, entitled 

A bill to prohibit the posting of private advertisements on public bridges 
in this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Roads and Bridges. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 203, entitled 

A bill to amend section 14 of act No. 146 of the laws of Michigan for the 
year 1867, entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the Supreme 
€ourt pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the constitution,'' approved 
February 16, 1857, as amended, relative to salaries of justices of the 
Supreme Ck>urt; and requiring them to reside, during their terms of office, 
in the city of Lansing, being compiler's section 6393 of third Howell's 
annotated statutes of the State of Michigan, as amended by act No. 182 of 



The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary, and 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Marsilje, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 204, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 221 of the public acts of 1865, 
approved March 18, 1865, as amended by act No. 47 of the laws of 1877^ 
as amended by act No. 64 of the public acts of 1887, being section 6812 of 



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Howell*8 annotated statutes, reqniring judges of probate in certain cases 
to give notice to foreign counsels of an application for administration in 
the estates of deceased persons. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bobinson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 205, entitled 

A bill providing for an assaying building at the Michigan Mining 
School at Houghton, Michigan, and for the refitting and the further equip- 
ment of the same, and for we support and maintenance of said Mining 
School for the ) ears 1896 and 1896, and making an appropriation therefor. 

The bill was lead a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on School of Mines. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 206, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2, of act No. 31 of the public acts of 1887, being 
section 1984< of Howell's statutes, entitled "An act to prohibit the main- 
tenance of saloons and other places of entertainment in which intoxicating 
liquors are sold, and prohibit the sale or giving away of intoxicating 
liquors within one mile of the Michigan Soldiers' Home, approved March 
17, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committees on Soldiers' Home and Liquor Traffic 

MOTIONS AND BBSOLDTION8>. 

Mr. Edgar offered the following: 

Whebeas, Act No. 143, Session Laws of 1893, entitled *'An Act makin£^ 
an appropriation for improving the sanitary condition of the State Capites 
instructed the Board of State Auditors to improve the sanitary condition 
of the capitol building, and a|)propriated $1,000.00 for said purpose; and 

Whereas, It was understood when said act was passed that the closets 
connected with the halls of the Senate and House of Bepresentativee were 
to be replaced by more modern and healthful contrivances; and 

Whereas, There have been no such changes or improvements as were 
contemplated in said act; now therefore 

Resolved^ That the Board of State Auditors are hereby directed to report 
without delay to this House, why such improvements have not been made^ 
and how soon the necessary changes can be effected. 

Which was adopted. 

unfinished business. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Whereas, We have learned with deep regret of the death of two of 
Michigan's distinguished ex-Governors, Hon. Austin Blair and Hon. 
Edwin B. Winans, also of Hon. Chauncey W. Wisner, an ex-Senator and 
ex-member of this House; therefore 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a joint committee of three 
Senators and three Bepresenatatives be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two Houses, that opportunity may be given 
for paying a fitting tribute to the memory of these illustrious dead. 



1806.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 218 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 
The resolution was adopted. 

GBNEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The House went into the committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. M. S. Curtis to the chair. 

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 19 (file No. 11), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and duties; 

But not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman 
to report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again. 

M. S. CURTIS, 

Chairman. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of 
the biU. 

On motion of Mr. Cathro, 

Leave of absence was granted to the committee on Michigan Asylum 
for the Insane until Tuesday next. 

Mr. Waite moved that the House take a recess until 7:30 o'clock this 
evening; 

Which motion did not prevail. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House adjourned. 



Lansing^ Friday, "February i, 1896. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Jordan. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Aplin, Herrig, Hilton, Hugget, Kent, 
Kingsley, Latimer, Lonsbury, McNall, Peer and Smiley. 

On motion of Mr. Morse, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Woodruff, 

Leave of absence was granted to the select committee on cost of main- 
taining prisons, until Wednesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The rule fixing the order of business was suspended, two-thirds of all 
the members present voting therefor, and 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the 



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OBNjEBAL ORDBB. 

Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. M. S. Curtis to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 68 (file No. 30), entitled 

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and 
operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and 
other public places to furnish and supply electric lights to the inhabitants 
of such cities and villages. 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
rei)ort the same back to the House and recommend its passaga 

The committee of the whole have also bad under consideration the 
following: 

House bill No. 19 (file No. 11 ), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and duties. 

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair- 
man to report the same back to the House, asking concurrence therein and 
recommend its passage. 

M. S. CURTIS, 

ChairfnatL 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The first named bill was placed on the order of third reading. 

On motion of Mr. Waite, 

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the 
second named bill and it was placed on the order of third reading. 

Mr. Waite moved that the rules be suspended and that the second named 
bill be placed on the order of third reading and made the special order for 
2 o'clock this afternoon; 

Which motion prevailed, two thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

Mr. Poster offered the following: 

Resolvedj That the use of Representative Hall is hereby granted to the 
association of the survivors of the third Michigan cavalry on the evening; 
of March 14, for a '^ camp fire " on the occasion of their annual reunion on 
that date. 

The Speaker announced the following communication: 

DetroHf Mich. 
Judge Oordofif Speaker of the House of RepresentaUves, Lansing , Mich.: 
We most respectfully invite the members of your honorable body to 
attend a meeting which will be held in Detroit at Lyceum Theater on 
Saturdajr evening next, under auspices of trades' and labor council to pro- 
test against any abridgment of our right of local self government Wire 
reply to trades' council hall. 

John Mahonbt, 
Jbbehiah Sullivan, 
Samuel Mabgus. 

CommHtee. 
On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

The communication was referred to the committee on Oity Corporations. 
By unanimous consent the following 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 216 

BEPORT8 OF STANDING GOMMITTBE8. 

Were received. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

Honse joint resolution No. 10, entitled 

A joint resolution authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of 
the State Land Office to revive part paid Agricultural College land 
certificate numbered 18539, issued to Benjamin Titus, of Alpena countyi 
January 11, 1883; 

Beepectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration! 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
farther consideration of the subject 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman, 

Reported accepted and committee dischai^ed. 

The joint resolution was ordered printed, referred to the committee of 
the whole and placed on the general order. 

By the comttmiee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 102, File No. 29, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled ^'An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of 7 

S arsons for the courts of record in the county of Wayne, and to repeal act 
o. 95 of the public acts of 1887, as amended by act No. 42 of the public 
acts of 1891 and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provis- 
ions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly qualified as such 
from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
farther consideration of the subject 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 
Acting Chairman. 

Bei)ort accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the 
general order. 

Bv the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 170, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 6 and 8 of act No 49 of the public acts of 1891. 
being an act entitled ** An act to amend sections 6 and 8 of act No. 136 of 
the public acts of 1885, being an act entitled ' An act to provide for the 
appointment, compensation and duties of a stenographer for the 16th 
judicial circuit;' " 

Bespectf nlly report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman. 
Beport accepted and committee discharged. 



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On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 176, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled "An act to authorize judges 
of probate of certain counties to appoint a register and prescribing his 
duties and compensation," approved March 30, 1869, being act 79 or the 
session laws of 1869, as amended by act 186 of the public acts of 1879, the 
same being compiler's section 536 of Howells annotated statutes; 

Bespecttully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 89 (file No. 27), entitled 

A bill to provide for the determination by the probate courts of this 
State of the sanity of persons heretofore adjudged by such courts to be 
insane with a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for the 
care and treatment of the insane; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and 
that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

^ JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the 
committee. 

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed 
on the general order. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 165, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 2, 3 and 7 of an act entitled " An act for the 
requiring of a civil license in order to marry, and the due registration of 
the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of 
the same," approved May 31, 1887, the same being act No. 128 of the public 
acts of 1887, 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

. Acting Chairman. 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 217 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the nse of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary : 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 159, entitled 

A bill to provide for the taxation of an attorney's fee in justice courts; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman, 

Bei)ort accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 175, entitled 

A bill to require county treasurers to furnish transcripts and abstracts 
of records, and fixing the fees to be paid therefor; 

Besx)ectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman, 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill was ordered printed for the use of 
the committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 186, entitled 

A bill giving justices of the peace jurisdiction over foreign corporations; 

Besjiectf uUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman, 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whont was referred 

House bill No. 180, entitled 

A bill to provide for the appointment by courts of physicians to exam- 
ine the plaintiff or person injured in suits for damages on account of per- 
sonal injuries, and for penalty for the refusal of the injured party to sub- 
mit to such examination; 
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218 JOURNAL OP THE [February 1, 

Respectfully rejxirt that they have had the- same nnder consideration, 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the nse of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 
Acting Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 179, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of chapter 140 of the revised statutes of 
1846, relative to the limitation of personal actions, and being compiler*s 
sections 8713 and 8714, Howell's annotated statutes of the State of 
Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 115, entitlea 

A bill to provide for and fix and limit the compensation and to prescribe 
the duties of certain officers and employes of the county of Wayne; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Acting Chairman 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Matthews, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

Mr. W. J. Kelly moved that the House take a recess until 2 o'clock. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved to amend the motion so as to make the hoar 
1:30 o'clock; 

Which was agreed to. 

The motion as amended, then prevailed. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

1:30 o^clodcp. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present 



lfi95J HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 219 

The house resruned the regular order. 

PBESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 90. By Mr. Harris: Memorial of the board of supervisors of Kal- 
kaska county relative to the game laws. 

On demand of Mr. Harris, 

The memorial was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

Tofhe Honorable the Legislature of the State of Michigan: 

We, the undersigned, being a committee duly appointed by the board of 
supervisors of the county of i^alkaska for the purpose of petitioning your 
honorable body to enact a law for the better protection of game in said 
county. Therefore we, the said committee, believiug it to be for the best 
interests of the people of said county of Kalkaska, and it being the sense 
of the said board of supervisors, do hereby petition your honorable body 
to enact such a law as will prohibit the pursuing, or hunting, or killing of 
any deer within the limits of said Kalkaska county for the period of five 
years from and after the 1st day of December, A. D. 1895. 

And that you will so amend the fish and game laws of the State of Mich- 
igan, as to prohibit all persons from in any way depositing saw dust in any 
of the streams of this county, and fix a penalty for a violation of the same, 
and thus your petitioners will ever pray. 

Empibe Stiles, 
Chairman of Board of Supervisors. 
James M. Flago, 

Clerk of Board. 
Wm. J. Getty, 
A. H. Clabe, 
Seth Dundas, 

Committee, 
J. L. Boyd, 
Prosecuting Attorney^ Member of Committee. 

Beferred to the committee on Fish and Game. 

No. 9L By the^ Speaker: Memoriid from the State Board of Healthy 
relative to the registration of vital statistics. 

The memorial was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To the Honorable the Speaker ^ and House of Representatives: 

At the regular meeting of the State Board of Health held at Lansing, 
January 11, 1895, the following preambles and resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted: 

Whebeas, An accurate and prompt registration of the deaths, and the 
causes of deaths, in each locality of this State, would be of very great 
practical usefulness to the work of this board, and consequently of great 
value to the people of Michigan; and 

Whebeas, Under the present law, which has not been amended since 
1869, the registration of vital statistics has failed to give accurate results, 
and to present them sufficiently early to be of the greatest practical san- 
itary nse and public interest; therefore 



JOURNAL OF THB I February I, 

Resolved^ That the Michif2:aii State Board of Health earnestly reoom- 
mends the enactment of an improved law for the registration and return of 
deaths (and also of births), which law shall provide for their immediate 
record and prompt report to the . State department . 

Resolved^ That a committee be appointed by this board to present the 
subject to the Legislature, and to urge such action; said committee to act 
independently, or in conjunction with similar committees of the Michigan 
State Medical Society, Michigan Academy of Science, or other organiza- 
tions, as may be deemed advisable. 

The subject was referred to the committee on Statistics of Mortality and 
Sickness, with request to act in accordance with the resolutions. Accord- 
ingly, this statement has been prepared by the committee and is hereby 
respectfully presented to the honorable the Legislature of the State of 
Michigan. 

Very respectfully, 

HENRY B. BAKER, 

Secretary of the Slate Board of Health, 

Referred to the committee on Public Health. 

No. 92. By Mr. Cook: Petition of 0. T. McElroy and 68 other citizens 
of Norway, Dickinson county, asking the passage of House bill No. 82/ 
relative to railroad fares in the Upper Peninsula. . 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

No. 93. By Mr. Place: Resolution of board of supervisors of Ionia 
county relative to salary of court stenographer. 

Referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

No. 94 By Mr. Eimmis: Resolution of the Oakland county educa- 
tional institute. 

On demand of Mr. Eimmis, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 
To the Honorable Members of the Michigan Legislature: 

At an Oakland county educational institute held in Pontiac, January 
25, 1895, the following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved^ That in view of the existing want of uniformity of text books 
in the district schools, we most respectfully ask the Legislature of Michigan 
to carefully consider and devise some plan for greater uniformity in text 
books in the district schools within the State; 

Resolved, That the representatives from Oakland county be and are 
hereby requested to present the resolution and use their efforts for the 
adoption of the resolution and the principles of the same. 

Mbs. Chas. Shatttjok, 

Secretary, 

The resolutions were referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 95. By Mr. J. T. Campbell, for Mr. Rose: Resolutions of the board 
of supervisors of Iosco, asking the repeal of act No. 32, of 1891. 

On demand of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The resolutions were read at length, and spread at large on the Journal, 
as follows: 

The following preamble and resolution was offered by Supervisor Han- 
son, supported by Supervisor McCausland: 

Wherbas, Act No. 32 of the public acts of Michigan of 1891, requiring 
two of the regular terms of the circuit court for the county of losoo to be 
held at the city of Au Sable; and 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 221 

Whebbas, The additional expense of such tenns of oourt held at An 
Sable, arising from additional mileage of jurors and the transportation of 
prisoners to and from the jail of said county and the extra work and 
expense of the clerk amounts annually to a large sum; and 

Whebeab, The countv court records and files are in ^eat danger of 
being destroyed by fire, there being no vault or safe provided for said court 
room in Au Sable and the building in which court is held being in a lar^e 
wooden row, in which a large proportion of the buildings are unoccupira; 

Resolved, That the Senators and Representatives in the State Legisla- 
ture from the districts of which this countv forms a part are requested to 
use all honorable means to secure the repeal of said act No. 32 of the pub- 
lic acts of 1891. 

Sesolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the clerk to 
Baid Senator and Representative with a request that they take immediate 
action upon the sama 

The aforesaid resolution was carried by the rollowing vote: Teas — Super- 
visors Mitchell, McGogsIand, Angell, Hanson, Lail, Law, Yockey, Gard- 
ner, Lindsley, Jackson, Rodman and Murphy, 12; Nays — 0. 

Dated this 10th day of January, A. D. 1896. 

Thomas Oalbbaith, 

County Clerk, 
STATE OF MICHIGAN, I ^^ 
CouNxy OF Iosco, ) 

I, Thomas Galbraith, clerk of said county of Iosco, and clerk of the 
circuit court of said county, do hereby certify that I have compared the 
foregoing copy of a resolution adopted by the board of supervisors on the 
10th day of January, A. D. 1896, with the original record thereof, now 
remaining' in my office, and that it is a true and correct transcript there- 
from, and of the whole of such original record. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seaF 
r 1 of said court and county, this 14th day of January, A. D. 1896. 

Thomas Galbbaith, 

Clerk. 

Referred to the committee on* Judiciary. 

Na 96. By Mr. J. T. Oampbell for Mr. Rose : Petition of 44 citizens of 
Grant township, Iosco county, on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

Na 97. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 240 citizens of 
Tawas city and township, on the same subject 

Same reference. 

No. 98. By Mr. J. T. Oampbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 63 citizens 
of Alabaster township, Iosco county, on the same subject 

Same reference. 

No. 99. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 27 citizens of 
Plainfield township, Iosco county, on the same subject. 

Same reference 

Na 100. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 61 citi- 
zens of Baldwin and East Tawas, Iosco county on the same subject 

Same reference. 

Na 101. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 64 citizens 
of Reno township, Iosco county, on the same subject 

Same reference. 



222 JOURNAL OP THE [February 1. 

No. 102. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 50 citi. 
seDs of 8herman township, Iosco coanty, on the same subject. 

Same Feference 

No. 103. By Mr. J. T. Campbell for Mr. Rose: Petition of 98 citi- 
izens of Burleigh township, Iosco county, on the same subject 

Same referenca 

No. 104. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of 26 voters and 33 non voters 
of Calhoun county relative to liquor traffic. 

Referred to committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 105. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of 29 voters and 38 non voters 
of Calhoun county on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 106. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of 25 voters and 32 non voters 
of Calhoun county on the same subject. 

Same reference. 

No. 107. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Ja& H. Wesbrook and many 
other citizens of Kent on the same subject 

Same reference 

No. lOa By Mr. Camburn: Petition of B. Henryt H. A Hoag, H. H. 
Temple and 92 other citizens of Lenawee on the same subject 

Same reference. 

RBPOBTS OF STANDING OOMMITTEBS. 

By the committee on Public Health: 

The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 163, entitled 

A bill to provide for compensation to persons isolated by order of a 
health officer or by a board of health, because exposed to or infected with 
a dangerous communicable disease; 

Bespectf ally report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the 
use of the committee and 500 extra for general distribution. 

WILLIAM HARRIS, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on State AfFairs: 

The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 1, entitled 

A bill to authorize the commitment of patients from other states to 
private institutions, hospitals, homes or retreats in Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

E. L. KINGSLAND, 

Oiairman, 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 



1895u] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 223 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

Honge bill No. 87, entitled 

A bill to provide for free text books in all schools of the State, 

Bespectiully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

P. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Redfem, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Public Health: 

The committee on Public Health to whom was referred 

House bill No. 119, entitled 

A bill to provide for the prevention of blindness in the newly bom, bv 
compelling midwives and nurses to report in writing to the local health 
officer any redness or inflammation occurring in the eyes of infants under 
two weeks of age, and to provide a penalty for the neglect of the same; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee and 2Q0 extra for general distribution. 

WILLIAM HARRIS, 

Chairman. 

Rexx)rt accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Public Health: 

The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 131, entitled 

A bill to provide for the immediate registration and prompt return and 
compilation of births and deaths in Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee, and 500 extra for general distribution. 

WILLIAM HARRIS, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Ways and Means: 

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 11, entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for current and running expenses of 
the Michigan Mininc: School until the general appropriation for that 
purpose shall be available; 

JB^pectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 



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amei^dment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the farther consideration of the snbject. 

A. S. ROSE, 

Chairman. 

Per. J. T. CAMPBELL. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, 
and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGB FBOM THE GOYBBNOB. 

The Speaker announced the following : 

ExBCUTrne Office, Michigan, ) 
Lansing, February 1, 1895, ) 

To ike Speaker of the House of Bepresentaiives : 

I have the honor to submit herewith, for the consideratioi) of the House 
of Representatives, the report of the Ghickamauga, Chattanooga, and Mis- 
sion Ridge Military Park Commission of Michigan, appointed in accord- 
ance with the provisions of act No. 55 of the public acts of 1893. 

Respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Oovemor, 
The following is the report. transmitted : 

His Excellency, Hon. John T. Rich, Governor of Michigan: 

Deab Sib — The undersigned, having been appointed, by you, commis> 
doners to locate and mark xx)8ition8 apd places occupied by the Michiean 
regiments and batteries, who were engaged upon the battlefields of Chioka- 
mauga, Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, most respectfully report pros- 
rees, but owing to the character of the duties to be accomplished, a full 
and complete report cannot be made at this time. 

We respectfully request your attention to the following supplementary 
report of the duties performed by the commission and a brief synopsis of 
the plans and designs of the government of the United States for making 
the fields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga a National Military Park. 

(Pablio Act No. 284.) 

AN ACT to establish a National Military Park at tiie battlefield of Chicka- 
mauga. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in congress assembled, That for the purpose of preserv- 
ing and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the 
fields of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the 
war of the rebellion, and upon the ceding of jurisdiction to the United States 
by the states of Tennessee and Georgia, respectively, and the report of the 
Attorney General of the United Stetes that the title of the lands thus 
ceded is perfect, the following described highways in these states are 
hereby declared to be approaches to the parts of the Chickamauga and 
Chattanooga National Military Park as established by the second section 
of this act, to wit: First, The Missionary Ridge Crest road from Sherman 
Heights at the north end of Missionary Ridge, in Tennessee, where the 



1S95.J HOUSE OP REPRESBNTATIvia 226 

said road enters upon the ground oooupied by the army of the Tennessee 
under Major General Wiluam T. Sherman, in the military operations of 
November twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty- 
three; thence along said road through the positions occupied by the army 
of General Braxton Bragg on November twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred 
and sixty-three, and which was assaulted by the army of the Cumberland 
under Major General George H. Thomas on that date to where the said 
road crosses the southern boundary of the state of Tennessee, near Ross- 
ville Gap, Georgia, upon the ground occupied by the troops of Major 
General Joseph Hooker, from the army of the Potomac, and thence in the 
state or Georgia to the junction of said road with the Chattanooga and 
Lafayette or State road at Eossville Gap; Second, The Lafayette or State 
road from Bossville, Georgia, to Lee and Gordon's Mills, Georgia; Third, 
The road from Lee and Gordon's Mills, Georgia, to Crawfish Springs, 
Georgia; Fourth, The road from Crawfish Springs, Georgia, to the cross- 
ing of the Chickamauga at Glass Mills, Georgia ; Fifth, The Dry Valley 
road from Bossville, Georgia, to the southern limits of McFarland's Gap 
in Missionary Eidge; Sixth, The Dry Valley and Crawfish Springs road 
from McFarland's Gap to the intersection of the road from Crawfish 
Springs to Lee and Gordon's Mills; Seventh, The road from Ringgold, 
Georgia, to Reed's Bridge on the Chickamauga fiver; Eighth, The roads 
from the crossing of Lookout Creek across the northern slope of Lookout 
Mountain and thence to the old Summertown road and to the valley on 
the east slope of the said mountain, and thence by the route of General 
Joseph Hooker's troops to Bossville, Georiga ; and each and all of these 
herein described roads shall, after the passage of this act, remain open as 
free public highways, and all rights of way now existing through the 
grounds of said park and its approaches shall be continued. 

Sec. 2. That upon the ceding of jurisdiction by the legislature of the 
state of Georgia, and the report of the Attorney General of the United 
States, that a perfect title has l^een secured under the provisions of the act 
approved August 1, 1888, entitled *' An act to authorize condemnation of 
land for sites of public buildings, and for other purposes," the lands and 
roads embraced in the area bounded as herein described, together with the 
roads described in section one of this act, are hereby declared to be a 
national park, to be known as the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Park; that is to say, the area inclosed by a line beginning on the Lafayette 
or State road, in Georgia, at a point where the bottom of the ravine next 
north of the house known on the field of Chickamauga as the Cloud House, 
and being about six hundred yards north of said house, due east of the 
Chickamauga river, and due west to the intersection of the Dry Valley road 
at McFarland's Gap; thence along the west side of Dry Valley and Craw- 
fish Springs roads to the south side of the road from Crawfish Springs to 
Lee and Gordon's Mills; thence along the south side of the last named 
road to Lee and Gordon's Mills; thence along the channel of the Chicka- 
mau^ river to the line forming the northern boundary of the park, as 
hereinbefore described, containing 7,600 acres, more or less. 

Sec. 3. That the said Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park, 
and the approaches thereto, shall be under the control of the secretary of 
war, and it shall be his duty, immediately after the passage of this act, to 
notify the attorney general of the purpose of the United States tjp acquire 
title to the roads and the lands described in the previous sections of this 
act under the provisions of the act of August 1, 1888 ; and the said secre- 



226 JOURNAL OP THE (February 1. 

tary, upon receiving notice from the attorney general of the United States 
that perfect titles have been secured to the said lands and roads, shall at 
once proceed to establish and substantially mark the boundaries of the 
said park. 

Sec. 4. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to enter into 
agreements, upon suj3h nominal terms as he may prescribe, with such 
present owners of the land as may desire to remain upon it, to occupy and 
cultivate their present holdings, upon condition that they will preserve the 
present buildings and roads, and the present outlines of field and forest, 
and that they will only cut trees or underbrush under such regulations as 
the Secretary may prescribe, and that they will assist in caring for and 

Protecting all tablets, monuments, or such other artificial works as may 
rom time to time be erected by proper authority. 

Sec. 5. That the afiPairs of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National 
Park shall, subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of 
War, be in charge of three commisioners, each of whom shall have actively 
paritcipated in the batlte of Chickamauga or one of the battles about Chat- 
tanooga, two to be appointed from civil life by the Secretary of War, and 
a third, who shall be detailed by the, Secretary of War from among those 
officers of the army best acquainted with the details of the battles of 
Chickamauga and Chattanooga, who shall act as secretary of the commis- 
sion. The said commissioners and secretary shall have an office in the war 
department building, and while on actual duty shall be paid such compen- 
sation, out of the appropriation provided in this act, as the Secretary of 
War shall deem reasonable and just. 

Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of the commisioners named in the 
preceding section, under the direction of the Secretary of War, to super- 
intend the opening of such roads as may be necessary to the purposes of 
the park, and the repair of the roads of the same, and to ascertain and 
definitely mark the lines of battle of all troops engaged in the battles of 
Chickamauga and Chattanooga so far as the same shall fall within the lines 
of the park as defined in the previous section^ of this act, and, for the pur- 

gDse of assisting them in their duties and in ascertaining these lines, the 
ecretary of War shall have authority to employ, at such compensation as 
he may deem reasonable and just, to be paid out of the appropriation made 
by this act, some person recognized as well informed in regard to the 
details of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and who shall have 
actively participated in one of those battles, and it shall be the duty of the 
Secretary of War from and after the passage of this act, tljrough the com- 
missioners, and their assistants in historical work, and under the act 
approved August 1, 1888, regulating the condemnation of land for publio 
uses, to proceed with the preliminary work of establishing the park and its 
approaches as the same are defined in this act, and the expenses thus 
incurred shall be paid out of the appropriation provided by this act. 

Sec. 7. That it shall be the duty of the commissioners, acting under 
the direction of the Secretary of War, to ascertain and substantially mark 
the locations of the regular troops, both infantry and artillery, within the 
boundaries of the park, and to erect monuments upon those positions as 
congress may provide the necessary appropriations; and the Secretary of 
War in the same way may ascertain and mark all lines of battle within the 
boundaries of the park and erect plain and substantial historical tablets at 
such points in the vicinity of the park and its approaches as he. may deem 
fitting and necessary to clearly designate positions and movements, which. 



18KS.J HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 227 

altboDgh without the limits of the park were directly connected with the 
battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. 

Sec. 8. That it shall be lawful for the authorities of any state having 
troops engaged either at Chattanooga or Chickamauga, and for the officers 
and directors of the Chickamauga Memorial Association, a corporation 
chartered under the laws of Georgia, to enter upon the lands and approaches 
of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park for the purpose of 
ascertaining and marking the lines of battle of troops engaged therein : 
Provided, That before any such lines are permanently designated, the 
position of the lines and the proposed methods of marking them by monu- 
ments, tablets or otherwise, shall be submitted to the Secretary of War, 
and shall first receive the written approval of the Secretary, which approval 
shall be based upon formal written proofs, which must be made to him in 
each case by the commissioners of the park. 

Sec. 9. That the Secretary of War, subject to the approval of the 
President of the United States, shall have the power to make, and shall 
make, all needed regulations for the care of the park and for the establish- 
ment and marking of the lines of battle and other historical features of the 
park. 

Sec. 10. That if any person shall wilfully destroy, mutilate, deface, 
injure or remove any monument, column, statues, memorial structure or 
work of art that shall be erected or placed upon the grounds of the park by 
lawful authority, or shall wilfully destroy or remove any fence, railing, 
inclosure or other work for the protection or ornament of said park, or any 
portion thereof, or shall wifully destroy, cut, hack, bark, break down or 
otherwise injure any tree, bush or shrubbery that may be growing on said 
park, or sljall cut down or fell or remove any timber, battle relic, tree or 
trees growing or being upon such park, except by permission of the Secre- 
tary of War, or shall wilfully remove or destroy any breastworks, earth- 
works, walls or other defenses or shelter, or any part thereof constructed by 
the armies formerly engaged in the battles on the lands or approaches to 
the park, any person so offending and found guilty thereof, before any 
justice of the peace of the county in which the offense may be committed 
shall for each and every such offense forfeit and pay a fine, in the discre- 
tion of the justice, according to the aggravation of the offense, of not less 
than five nor more than fifty dollars, one-half to the use of the park and 
"the other half to the informer, to be enforced and recovered before such 
justice in like manner as debts of like nature are now by law recoverable 
in the several counties where the offense may be committed. 

Sec. 11. That to enable the Secretary of War to begin to carry out the 
puri)Qi3es of this act, including the condemnation and purchase of the 
necessary land, marking the boundaries of the park, opening or repairing 
necessary roads, maps and surveys, and the pay and expenses of the commis- 
sioners and their assistants, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars, or such portion thereof as may be necessary, is hereby 
appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated, and disbursements under this act shall require the approval of the 
Secretary of War, and he shall make annual report of the same^to congress. 

Approved August 19, 1890. 

In accordance with the provisions of this act commissions were 
appointed by the Preaideat of the United States under the title of the 



228 JOURNAL OP THE [ February 1. 

CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILFTARY PARK* 

COMMISSION. 

The commission, conflisting of Gen. J. S. Fullerton, Gen. A. P. Stew- 
art and Col. S. C. Kellogg, U. S. A., commissioner and secretary, with 
Gen. H. V. Boynton, assistant in historical work, engaged under the 
direction of the Secretary of War in establishing the Chickamauga and 
Chattanooga National Military Park, have progressed so far with their 
work as to be co-operating with commissions appointed by the states which 
had troops in the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, including 
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Eidge, in locating the positions of reg- 
iments and batteries on those fields. Gen. Stewart is the representative 
of the confederate army. 

As the result of careful study by the national commission, the fighting 
lines of all divisions on each side have been ascertained with sufficient 
accuracy to justify the erection of historical tablets for divisions, and these 
have been prepared for the battlefield of Chickamauga, and are in course 
of preparation for Chattanooga. Many of the brigade positions on each 
side have been definitely determined, and all of them are approximately 
ascertained. 

The state of Ohio has had a commission of eight gentlemen who served 
in the battles, at work during two sessions locating the regiments and bat> 
teries from that state, and their work in the Chickamauga field is nearly 
completed. Ohio had fifty-six organizations in the battle of Chickamauga 
and seventy -one at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Eidge. This state 
has appropriated $95,000 for monuments on the Chickamauga field and 
$5,000 for the expenses of her commissioners. Designs have been selected 
for fifty-three tablets to mark the positions of her troops at Chickamauga. 

The monuments are now all in position and the labors of the commis- 
sion upon the Chickamauga field about complete. 

The state of Minnesota has appropriated $15,000 for her three organiza- 
itons. The sites have been selected and the monuments, five in number, 
placed in position. 

The state of New York has made a large appropriation; locations are 
established and monuments will be erected early in the coming year on the 
fields of Lookout Mountain, Wauhatchie, Missionary Eidge and Binggold. 
The state proposes to make these monuments the most imposing ever 
erected on a battlefield of this country. 

During the past two years the legislatures of nearly all the states having 
organizations in these campaigns and battles, have provided for commis- 
sions to assist the National Commission in the work of locating positions, 
and at this time all the state commissioins have been chosen, except West 
Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut, and many of the states* have made 
liberal appropriations for monuments. 

A brief statement will show the condition of the project. Under the 
act of congress of August 19, 1890, establishing the park and subsequent 
amendments, the government has purchased or proceedings are pending 
for the purchase of 7.600 acres of the Chickamauga field, embracing most 
of the heavy fighting ground and covering ten square miles. 

The state of Georgia has ceded jurisdiction to the United States over 
the Chickamauga field and the roads approaching it. The state of Tenn- 
essee has ceded to the United States the roads over Lookout Mountain 
through the battlefield, the road, thence to Rossville, and from Rossville 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 229 

along the crest of MissioDary Bidge to Gen. Sherman's position at the 
north end of Missionary Ridge. Historical tablets along these hatter roads 
will set forth all the details of the three days fighting about Chattanooga. 

The government has concluded negotiations tor the purchase of the field 
works of Gen. Shermans' army beyond the north end of Missionary Kidge, 
which are in an excellent state of preservation, Orchard Knob and the 
sight of Gen. Bragg's headquarters on Missionary Ridge. Five observa- 
tion towers of iron and steel, seventy feet high, have been erected. Two 
of these are on Missionary Ridge, and three on the Chickamauga field. 
The monument of the Wilder Brigade, now being erected near the Widow 
Glenn house on the Chickamauga field is to be one hundred and ten feet 
high, and will also serve as a tower. 

The new growth of timber and the underbrush have been cut out over a 
large area of the Chickamauga field, so that the work of finding the posi- 
tions of the battle has been much simplified. 

The old roads of the battlefield have been reopened, new roads closed, 
and the work of restoring the fields to their condition at the time of the 
battle is rapidy progressing. Over fifty miles of the main roads of the 
field have been rebuilt in a substantial manner, and a heavy force is 
engaged in prosecuting this i)ortion of the work. 

The society of the Army of the Tennessee and the society of the Army 
of the Potomac at recent meetings appointed large committees of distin- 
guished soldiers tq co-operate with the National Commission in locating 
and marking the positions of Gen. Sherman's army and that of Gen. 
Hooker on Lookout Mountain and at Missionary Ridge. 

Designs have been approved for monuments to mark the positions of the 
regular regiments and batteries — nine in number — on the Chickamauga 
field, and all have been erected. 

Under the authority given by congress, the National Commission have 
prepared and erected historical tablets for army headquarters, corps, divis- 
ions and brigades, on both sides. These tablets set forth the composition 
and commanders of each of these organizations, the brigade tablets carry- 
ing these designs as far as the commanders of regiments and batteries. 

The part taken by each organization throughout the battles will be con- 
cisely set forth on these tablets. 

The act of congress leaves it to the states to erect monuments to regi- 
ments and batteries, and to larger organizations of the army, such as corps, 
divisions and brigades, to erect their own monuments. The sites, designs 
and inscriptions for all monuments must, under the law, receive the 
approval of the Secretary of War before they can be erected. 

The National Commissidb will permanently mark and keep a record, 
through lis own engineers, of locations agreed upon with state commissions 
until such time as the states may make appropriations for the erection of 
monuments. The expense of each state, therefore, will be very small for 
determining the locations of its troops and having these permanently 
marked by the National Commission until such time as the State may 
choose to erect monuments. 

Under recent authority of congress the material for foundations for state 
monuments, with the exception of cement, will be furbished from the park 
without expense to the states. 

The park when completed will be the most comprehensive and extended 
military object lesson in the world. The central drive, now being carried 
northward from the southern limits of the Chickamauga field to Sherman 



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Heights at the north end of Missionary Ridge, has abeady been completed 
twenty miles in length, and all of it passes through or overlooks heavy 
fighting ground. On the federal side two corps from the Army of the 
Potomac, the Army of the Tennessee, and the Army of the Cumberland 
were engaged, and on the other, the confederate army of Gen. Bragg with 
re-enforcements from east Tnneessee* and Mississippi, and Longstreet's 
corps from the Army of Northern Virginia. 

The details of six battles will be set forth upon the historical tablets to 
be erected by the National Commission within the park and its approaches, 
viz. : Wauhatchie, Brown's Ferry, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, 
Missionary Bidge, and the three aays fighting at Chickamauga. 

The grounds will be a park only in the sense of being restored to their 
condition at the time of the battle. No work will be done for purely dec- 
orative purposes. The old lines of works, and the old houses which were 
landmarks in the battles, and which were destroyed, are to be restored. 

The organizations from the several states in these battles were as 
follows : 

CHICKAMAUGA. 
Roaecrans. 



States. 


Infantry. 


Cavalry. 


Artillery. 


Bngineers 

and 
meclianics. 


Total. 


Indiana _. 


26 

28 

1 

13 

42 


3 


8 
5 




37 


flHnnU 




S3 


K«D»a* . . .. . . .. - 






1 


Kontooky . —__._._..._ . 


4 
2 






17 


Michigan 


2 
1 

10 

1 


1 


10 


Minn^MAtA , , 


2 


Ohio 


3 

2 
2 

1 
1 




5S 


P4»nn«yWania 




6 


TAF^nofliiee 




2 


United Stat6« 


2 


4 

S 

1 




9 


Wiaoonsin. 




» 


Miasonri 




3 










Total 


140 


18 


86 


1 


184 







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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 
Bragg. 



231 



States. 


Infantry. 


Caralry. 


ArtUery. 


Total. 


ArkHnnui 


23 
12 

12 

17 


B 

1 
4 


8 
3 


86 
16 


Confederate regnlare 


6 


Vnori^a 


1 
7 
2 
3 
4 
2 


6 


Geoisia 


5 
2 
1 


24 


Kiyi^^^lry 


9 




» 


1l<tHri|»|fpp« 


21 


MiMoori 




2 


NATth OmIiiiA 


86 
10 
2 


1 

12 

2 


5 


Soath Carolina ^ 


1 
8 
1 
1 


s 


TflDDMnee .. ^ 


56 


•"Vxp* 


18 


Ytrffinia. 


8 








Total 


188 


88 


41 


212 







In addition to the above full organizations, Indiana and Illinois had 
each three regiments of mounted innintry, and Ohio had one company of 
sharpshooters. 

Besides the above full organizations, Alabama had seven battalions of 
infantry, Georgia four, Louisiana one, Mississippi threef, South Carolina 
two, and Tennessee five, and West Virginia had four full companies in one 
of the Virginia infantry regiments included above, and numerous represent- 
atives in other companies of each of the regiments from Virginia. Ala- 
bama had two companies of cavalry, Georgia one, Louisiana two, Missis- 
sippi one, and Tennessee two. 



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CHATTAOOaA. 
Orant 



BtatM. 


Infantry. 


Cavalry. 


Artiltery. 


ESngineeirB 

and 
mecbanioe. 


Total. 


IlUnois 


45 
81 

10 




10 
8 

1 




55 


Indiana . . - 






34 


Towa- _, r 


• 




11 


Kanms 






1 


Kentacky 


1 






18 


MH«^»u*hni|Attfl , • , 






1 


Michigan 


1 


1 
1 
3 


i 


9 


Minnesota 


13 


MiMonri 






17 








1 


New York 




2 
6 
8 
1 
8 
4 




16 


Ohio 


8 





69 


Penneylvania..^. 


18 


Tenneeeee .— 






1 


Wisconsin . ,_ 








ID 


United States Begnlars 






11 


West Virginia 






1 












Total 


222 


5 


38 


1 


264 







1896.] 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 
Bragg, 



233 



SUtfls. 


Infantrj. 


Cavalry. 


ArtiUery. 


Total. 


Alflh^^A 


31 

7 
5 
86 
6 

4 


6 

1 


8 


44 


ArkannB 


11 


Florida 


6 


Georgia. 


5 
3 

1 


60 


^ftntQcky 


9 


fjoaiffiann 


7 


MfiryUTKi 


1 


NinoQri 






2 


Mi^if^ippf 


15 
S 
13 

36 

t 

1 




19 


North Orolin« , 


1 

11 

2 


3 


Booth Carolina 




15 


TBnnwmo 


54 


VIrgin{« , _ 


9 
7 


Confederate Begulars 


4 


5 








Tot- - 


163 


S3 


46 


243 



In addition to the above Illinois and Indiana bad eaoh one regiment of 
mounted infantry, and Obio bad one battalion of sbarpsbooters. 

The above represents General Bragg's army before the detachment of 
forces to East Tennessee. Besides the complete organizations named, 
Alabama had five battalions of infantry, Georgia six, Kentucky one, Louis- 
iana two, Mississippi two, South Carolina two, and Tennessee three. Ken- 
tucky had three battalions of cavalry, Tennessee two and Virginia one. 
The Maryland battery entered in the table was organized shortly before 
the battle of Chattanooga, and became a Georgia battery, giving the latter 
state ten batteries. 

Congress has authorized the construction of two models in relief, one of 
the fields about Chattanooga, including Lookout Mountain, Missionary 
Bidge, Orchard Knob, Wauhatchie and Brown's Ferry, and another of the 
Chickamauga field ; and the surveys necessary to begin these models are 
completed. 

The 19th and 20th days of September, 1895, have been by act of Con- 
gress named as the dates for the dedication of the park and an appropria- 
tion of $100,000 made to meet the expenses of the same, which will be 
under the direction of the Secretary of War. The President and his cabi- 
net, the officials of the army and navy, the Senators and members of Con- 
gress, the Governors of all the states, and survivors of the war, are expected 
to be present. 

It will be seen by this report that of the thirty-six states which composed 
the union at the breaking out of the war, all but four of those lying east of 
the Rocky Mountains, had soldiers in battles about Chattanooga. These 
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284 JOURNAL OF THE [February 1, 

four were Delaware, New Hampshire, Bhode Islaod and Vermont. Besides- 
the states' troops engaged each side had a large contingent of regulars. 

The park when completed will be the most comprehensive and extended 
military object lesson in the world. 

In accordance with the act providing for the Michigan Commission, 
representatives from all of Michigan's organizations, persons actually 
engaged in the campaigns and battles proceeded to the battlefields October 
16, 1893, where several days were spent in association with the National 
Commission and the positions occupied by the different regiments and 
batteries located, but owing to the incomplete work of the National Com- 
mission the locations to be designated by monuments could not be 
completed. 

In May, 1894, the National Commission, having decided upon the pur- 
chase of other additions to the park, requested the presence of one or the 
members of this commission, who had knowlege of the localities desired, 
which affected the positions occupied by the Tenth Infantry at the battle- 
of Missionary Bidge, and the Second Cavalry at the battle of Chickamaura. 

As far as possible the work of the commission has been most carefully 
done, but much still remains to be accomplished the coming year to prop- 
erly represent the State's interest in this important matter. 

MICHIGAN'S INTEREST IN THE NATIONAL, MILITARY PARK. 

The prominent and most distinguished position which Michigan held 
throughout all the campaigns of the Army of the Cumberland is known to 
every citizen of the State, and forms a brilliant chapter in her imperish- 
able war history. It will be therefore a matter of interest to all her citizens, 
both those who served in the field and those who supported them at home, 
to know that the National Commission, engaged for the War Department in 
establishing a National Military Park at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, has- 
called upon the State Legislature to co-operate with them in ascertaining 
and permanently marking the fighting positions of her indomitale troops 
on those famous fields, and by the erection of suitale monuments in keep- 
ing with the subject. 

Michigan had ten organizations engaged at Chickamauga, five regiments 
of infantry, two of cavalry, two batteries of artillery and one regiment of 
engineers. While eleven were engaged in the battles of Chattanooga, sev- 
eral of her regiments were performing engineer duty there of the highest 
character, without which it would have been impossible to either supply 
the army or fight the battle. 

The Ninth Infantry, under the cofumand of Colonel John G. Parkhurst, 
was attached to General Bosecrans, headquarters, and both in the cam- 
paigns and in the battles performed a great variety of important service. 

The location selected for the monuments of this regiment is in the 
extreme southwest corner of the park, three-fourths of a mile from the 
Videte House on an eminence about 200 feet above the road leading 
through McFarland's Gap and overlooking the Dry Valley road, and the 
scenes of the disaster to the right wing of the army on Sunday, the 20thL 
of September, and near the position of the regiment wh*e it checked the 
routed troops that Sunday afternoon. The position of this monument is 
one of great beauty and prominence. 

The Eleventh Michigan, under Colonel Wm. L. Stoughton, fought in the- 
center on Saturday afternoon and took a prominent part in restoring the 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 235 

lines in the rear of the Brotherton House, and, after Colonel Stanley was: 
wounded. Colonel Stoughton came into command of the brigade. 

The Eleventh Michigan fought with conspicuous courage and effect, and 
throughout all Sunday afternoon at the most exposed point of the Horse- 
shoe, and received abundant and well merited praise in the reports of the 
battle. Here Lieutenant Colonel Mudge, of the. Eleventh, was severly 
wounded, and Captain Newberry was killed. The monument to be erected, 
for this regiment will be on Snodgrass Hill. 

The IJleventh also, under Major Benjamin G. Bennett, participated in 
the assault of the Army of the Cumberland upon Missionary Ridge, in 
Moore's, later Stoughton's, brigade of Johnson's Division, which held the 
right of the storming column ; and a monument or marker of some kind 
should be erected to commemorate its deeds upon this field, but no posi- 
tion has been selected. 

The Thirteenth Michigan, Colonel Joshua H. Culver, was heavily 
engaged on the afternoon of the 19th in the center of the Union line near 
the Vineyard House and foueht desperately and successfully from three 
o'clock in the afternoon until sundown, the loss, both in men and officers, 
being very severe. Among those disabled was Colonel Culver, when the- 
command of the regiment devolved upon Major W. G. Eaton," whose con- 
duct is highly commended in the report of the battle. The position selected 
for its monument is in the open field, east of the Vineyard House, south 
of the Lafayette road, the scene of its desperate fighting on Saturday the 
19th, and where so many of its members were killed and wounded. 

The Twenty-first Michigan, Colonel Wm. B. McCreery, fought with the 
famous Lytle Brigade, and did everything that officers and men could da 
in the vortex of the field where Lytle's Brigade was overwhelmed in its 
gallant and desperate attempt to resist the advance of Hindman's Divis- 
ion, after the Union line had been taken to the left of them, allowing their 
position to be turned on both fianks atthe same time that it was assaulted 
in the front. Here Colonel McCreery was very severely wounded. Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Wells killed and Captain Smith mortally wounded. 

The position selected for its monument is in the thick woods, where 
Lieutenant Colonel Wells and General Lytle and so many others of the reg- 
iment gave up their lives, the scene of the most desperate fighting of Sher- 
idan's Division. 

The Twenty -second Michigan, Colonel Heber LeFavour, was temporarily 
attached to Whitaker's Brigade of Steedman's Division, and borne most 
honorable part. It arrived on the field with this portion of Gordon Gran- 
ger's reserve corps, and with that line went immediately into action, 
charged with it into the face of that part of the confederate column which 
had turned the Union right, and contributed its full share to the assault by 
which the enemy was driven back, the line restored and the day saved. 
The regiment was commanded in succession by Colonel LeFavour, Lieu- 
tenant Colonel William Sanborn and Captain Alonzo Keeler. Its monu- 
ment will be erected on Snodgrass Hill, the location of its action that day. 

Battery A, First Light Artillery, commanded first by Lieutenant G. W. 
Van Pelt, and after his death by Lieutenant Almerick W. Wilbur, was 
attached to Scribner's Briagde of Baird's Division, and fought with great 
courage and devotion. Battery D, First Light Artillery, (Siptain Joshua 
W. Church, served with great distinction in Connell's Brigade of Bran- 
nan's Division, being engaged at the front on the left at the opening of 
the battle on Saturday, contributing in large degree to the final and sue- 



236 JOURNAL OF THE [February 1. 

cessf ul repulse of the heavy assault made by the enemy on the extreme left 
that day. 

The monument to Battery A will be placed where Lieutenant Van Pelt 
was killed, and the battery suffered such a great loss in both men and 
material. 

The monument to Batttery D will be placed near the Poe House on the 
edge of the cleared field, bordering the Lafayette road 

The Second Michigan Cavalry, Colonel Leonidas S. Scranton, served 
with Colonel Campbeirs Brigade on the extreme right at Chickamauga, and 
performed eflScient service both'before, during and after the battle; while 
the Fourth Michigan cavalry, under Major Horace Gray, really opened the 
battle of Chickamauga on the afternoon of the 18th of September, while 
stubbornly resisting the advance of Bushrod Johnson's column from Ring- 

fold to the field upon the extreme left. The regiment was in the notSi 
linty Brigade of General Crook's Division, commanded by the colonel of 
the Fourth Michigan, Robert H. G. Minty, and for them it was a battle 
of five days. 

The monument of the Second Cavalry is on the Glass Mill road, the 
extreme right of the battlefield proper, in a grove of oakes and pines, 
where it fought on the 19th, and near the scene of Captain Hawley 's death. 

The monument to the Fourth Cavalry is on the extreme left, near Reed's 
Bridge, where the regiment did such gallant work on the opening days of 
the battle. Thus Michigan Cavalry monuments will occupy the extreme 
positions of the field. 

The First Michigan Engineers (detachment), under command of Lieu- 
tenant Colonel P. V. Fox, during the battle of Chickamauga, were engaged 
in Engineer duty in both campaigns. The location of the monuments to 
the regiment has not been selected, but will be early in the coming year, 
either at Brown's Ferry, Missionary Ridge or in the city of Chattanooga. 

The Tenth Michigan, Lieutenant Colonel C. J. Dickerson, was in the 
brigade of General James D. Morgan of Davis' division, assisting in secur- 
ing the crossing of Sherman's array and holding the flank of it during the 
assault of Missionary Ridge. Its monument will be located on Sherman 
Heights, the extreme north end of Missionary Ridge, the exact location 
not selected. 

In the battle of Chattanooga the ninth Michigan was assigned, with two 
other regiments, under Gen. John G. Parkhurst, to the charge of the post 
at Chattenooga. It was there commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Wm. 
Wilkinson. , 

The First Michigan Engineer, under Lieutenant Colonel P. V. Fox ; the 
thirteenth infantry. Major Willard G. Eaton; the Iwenty-first, Captain 
Loomis K. Bishop; and the twenty -second. Major Henry S. Dean, were 
all assigned to the engineer division commanded by Brigadier General 
Wm. F. Smith. The important services performed by Captain Fox 'were 
of the highest order and invaluable to the army. Indeed, no bridge or 
boat building services rendered during the war in any of the armies were 
more important than that performed by the Michigan troops at Chatta- 
nooga under his direction, and the same is true of the work performed by 
the thirteenth, twenty-first and twenty -second in this department of 
service. 

It will thus be seen that Michigan has a record in connection with the 
battles that took place within the limits of the National Military Park, 
which calls powerfully upon her citizens to preserve upon the monuments 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 237 

and historical tablets which will illustrate the history of this notable ser- 
vice on the very ground where it occurred. 

It will thus be seen that Michigan occupies an honorable position in the 
history of these engagements, and the casualty list will still lurther empha- 
size this fact. The eleventh infantry lost 66, the thiiteenth 107, the 
twenty-first 106, and the twenty-second 389. The loss of battery A, first 
artillery was 25, and that of battery D, 11. The loss of the second Michi- 
gan cavalry was 11 and the fourth Michigan 19. 

These losses are for the battle of Chickamauga alone, and ag^egate 
733 men. Add to these the casualties of Chattanooga, Missionary Kidge, 
Brown's Perry and those who yielded up their lives to privation and dis- 
ease, and Michigan's loss will fall but little short of 1,500 men in these 
memorable campaigns. 

In conclusion, your commissioners respectfully request early attention 
to the matter of proper appropriations for the erection upon the fields of 
suitable monuments in accordance with the plans of the national govern- 
ment that the State may be properly represented at the national dedication 
September 19 and 20, 1895, when it is proposed to have dedication services' 
by all the states having organizations in the campaigns both federal and 
confederate. 

(Signed) 0. E. BELKNAP, 

L. L. CHURCH, 
E. A. CRANE, 
(Copy) JAS. M. WHALLON. 

The message was laid on the table. 

OOMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICBBS. 

BoABD OP State Auditors, ) 
Lansing, February 1, 1895, ) 

To the Honorable House of Bepresentatives, Lansing, Michigan: 

Gentlemen — Complying with the request of your honorable body, call- 
ing for a report in the matter of closets connected with the halls of the 
Senate and House of Bepresentatives, as contemplated by act No. 143^ 
session laws of 1893, approved May 29, 1893, 1 beg leave to say that the 
members of the present Board of State Auditors were appointed by the 
Governor March 20, 1894, to fill vacancies, a period of ten months after 
the passage of said act. 

The attention of the present Board has been called to the said act and 
upon investigation it was ascertained that the former Board of State 
Auditors asked the Legislature of 1893 for an appropriation of $5,000.00, 
to be exi)ended in improving the sanitary condition of the State capitoL 
This veqnest was based upon careful estimates made at the time. The 
amount was cut down to $1,000.00, as shown by said act, an amount entirely 
inadequate to properly do the work with any improvement or profit to the 
system. In fact, an amount too small to warrant even a commencement. 

For this reason the former board and the present board deemed it unwise 
to attempt any radical change in the system, but have made only such 
change as would, in a measure, improve the condition of affairs. 

In any event, it would be found utterly impracticable to take out the 
present contrivances and replace them with modem and improved basins 
during the session of the Legislature, because of the time and unavoidable 



238 JOURNAL OF THE [February 1, 

inconvenience such work would involve, even if a sufficient appropriation 
for the purpose should now be made by your honorable body. 

Consultation with the superintendent leads us to believe that the present 
system, imperfect as it is, may be used for the time being without any 
serious danger to health, if extraordinary attention is given to the proper 
use and care of the closets. 

The present board, however, are entirely willing to carry out any desire 
of the Legislature in the premises, and will most cheerfully enter upon the 
work at any time when an ample sum is placed at their disposal to do said 
work with profit and economy. 

All of which is very respectfully submitted. 

By order of the Board of State Auditors. 

D. C. PAGE, 

Clerk of the Board of Stale Auditors. 

The communication was laid on the table. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ February i, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the Hou^e of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the foUow- 
ingbill: 

House bill No. 188, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Lincoln, in the county of Arenac, 
State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the 
purpose of making public improvements. 

In the passage of whi6h the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
bas ordered the same to take immediate efiPect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, January SI, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it shall be the 
duty of each member to designate in some manner the amendments 
offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be 
instructed to print such proposed amendments between bold-faced brackets 
in the printed bills furnished the members; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The message was laid on the table. 



1885.] 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 



The Speaker also annoanced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ February I, 1895, \ 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

SlE— I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
biU: 

House bill No. 74, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of 
Gogebic, and to repeal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An 
act to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic;" 

And to inform the House that the Senate has amended the same, as 
follows: 

By inserting at the end of section 1, the following: 

" And such of the territory heretofore being in and a part of said vil- 
lage of Wakefield, not included therein by the terms of this act, shall be 
and hereby is attached to and made a part of the township of Wakefield;" 



In the passage of which, as thus amended, the Senate has concurred b; 



I 



a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all 
the Senators elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect 

Very' respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAKD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the Senate 
to the bill. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House concurred, a majority of all the members elect voting there- 
for, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



YEAS. 



Mr. Alien 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Camburn 
Campbell, H. P. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Curtis, a M. 
Curtis, M. S. 
Edgar 
Ferguson 
Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foster 
Fuller 
Graham 



r. Harris 


Mr. Place 


Henderson 


Redfern 


Henry 


Bice 


Hicks 


Rich 


Holden 


Richardson 


Holmes 


Robertson 


Hoyt 


Robinson 


Huggett 


Rogner 


Kelly, W. D. 


Sax ton 


Kempf 


Sherwood 


Kimmis 


Smith 


Eingsland 


Taylor 


Eingsley 


Wagar 


Lee 


Waite 


Moore 


Waldo 


Norman 


Weekes 


Otis 


Westcott 


Parkinson 


Wolter 


Partridge 


Wood 


Pearson 


Woodruff 


Peer 


Wortley 


Perry 


Speaker 



67 



340 JOURNAL. OP THE [ February 1, 

NAYS. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 

The Speaker also announce the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ February 1, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of BepreseniaUves: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow - 
ing concurrent resolution: 

Whebeas, We have learned with deep regret of the death of two of 
Michigan's distinguished ex-Governors, Hon. Austin Blair and Hon. 
Edwin B. Winans, also of bon. Ohauncy W. Wisner, an ex-Senator and 
ex-member of this House ; therefore 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a joint committee of three 
Senators and three Bepresentatives be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two Houses, that opportunity may be given 
for paying a fitting tribute to the memory of these illustrious dead; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred, 

And to inform the House tha£ Senators Barnard, Janes, and Prescott 
have been appointed as such committee on the part of the Senate. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, . 

Secretary of the Senaie. 

The Speaker announced as the committee on the part of the House 
under the resolution, Messrs. Chamberlain, Bice and I)onovan. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Ohambeb, ) 
Lansing^ January 31, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 

Senate bill No. 26 (file No. 16), entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 256 of the public acts of 1881, 
entitled ^'An act ta provide for suits against foreign corporations in the 
courts of this State," approved June 10, 1881, being section 8145 of 
Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan; 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, 
and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Ohambb, ) 
Lansing, January 31, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate te transmit to the House the follow-* 
ing bUl: 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 241 

Senate bill No. 41 (file No. 17), entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 32 of the public acts of Michigan of 1891, entitled 
^ An act requiring certain of the regular terms of the circuit court for the 
county of Iosco to be hereafter held within the city of An Sable;" 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been 
ordered to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of 
the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, January 31, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 

Senate bill No. 42 (file No. 18), entitled 

A bill to amend section 9 of act 179 of the session laws of 1871, being 
section 5474 of HowelPs annotated statutes; 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAKD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on Geological Survey. 

The Speaker also announced the following : 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, January 31, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing joint resolution: 

Senate joint resolution No. 2 (file No. 3), entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of 
the constitution of this State, relative to the qualifications of electors; 

l^hich has passed the Senate by two-thirds vote of all the Senators elect 
and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered to 
take immediate effect and in all of which the concurrence of the House is 
respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 
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[February 1« 



Senate Ghambeb, ) 
Lansing^ Janttary 31^ 1895. ) 
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am iDstructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing joint resolution: 

Senate joint resolution No. 3 (file No. 4), entitled 
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to isection 8 of article 4 of 
the constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to the House of Rep- 
resentatives of the Legislature of the State; 

Which has passed the Senate by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators 
elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered 
to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of the House 
is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 
The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 
The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 

spegul obdeb, . 

Being the third reading of 

House bill No. 19 (file No. 11), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of 
Michigan, and defining their powers and duties, 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS 

Mr. Partridge 
Pearson 
Peer 
Place 
Bedfern 
Kice 
Rich 

Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smith 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Waite 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 72 

NATS O 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Fuller 


Amidon 


Graham 


Baird 


Harris 


Belknap 


Henderson 


Benoit 


Henry 


Bradbury 


Hicks 


Brown 


Holden 


Gamburn 


Holmes 


Campbell, H. P. 


Hoyt 


Campbell, J. T. 


Huggett 
Kelly, W. D. 


Chamberlain 


Chilver 


Kelly, W. J. 


Clark 


Kempf 


Cook 


Kimmis 


Cousins 


Kingsland 


Curtis, G. M. 


Kingsley 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lee 


Donovan 


Linderman 


Edgar 


Matthews 


Ferguson 


Moore 


Pisk 


Morse 


Fitzgerald 


Norman 


Flood 


Otis 


Poster 


Parkinson 



1806.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 243 

Title agreed to. 
On motion of Mr. Waite, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

NOTIGES. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend chapter 318 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to offences against property, by adding one section thereto, to 
stand as section 9176b. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for allowing, in addition to all other costs, an attorney's 
fee in certain cases heard in courts held by justices of the peace in cities 
containing 100,000 inhabitants and upwards. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 184 of chapter 178 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 6999 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to courts held 
by justices of the peace, so as to limit appeals in certain cities and to 
change the method of making such appeals. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 178 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 6814 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to courts held 
by justices of the peace, so as to increase the civil jurisdiction of justices 
of the peace in certain cities. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the confinement in this State of prisoners committed or 
sentenced by the courts of the United States or of the territories thereof. 

Mr. Robertson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 7 of act No. 28 of public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a Game and Fish War- 
den, and to prescribe his powers and duties," approved March 15, 1887, 
as amended by act No. 110 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
amend act No. 28, laws of 1887," approved May 25, 1893. 

Mr. Edgar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the killing of quail for sale, or shipping the same 
from the State. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 22 of act No. 234 of the public acts of 1885, 
entitled " An act to amend sections 13, 15 and 17 of article 4 of act No. 
198 of the session laws of 1873, entitled 'An act to revise the laws pro- 
viding for the incorporation of railroad companies and to regulate the 
running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all rail- 
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241 JOURNAL OF THE [February 1^ 

and the several acts amendatory thereto, and to add one new section ta 
said article 4, to stand as section 22/ " being section 3384a of Howell's 
annotated statutes. 

Mr. Wolter gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce i 

A bill to amend act No. 93 of the public acts of 1893, relative to the 
Detroit House of Correction and the confinement of convicted prisoners 
therein. ' 

Mr. Benoit gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to change the name of Samuel B. Kaufman of Marquette to Rob- 
ert Adolphus Kaufman. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of act No. 100 of the public acts of 
1887, being sectiop 9119 and 9120 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 8 and 9 of chapter 216 of Howell's annotated 
statutes of Michiean, being compiler's sections 5668 and 5659, relative to 
the execution of deeds. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
intiyxluce 

A bill to extend the city limits of the city of Wyandotte, in the county 
of Wayne. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 102, chapter 188 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 7546 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to 
the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certain cases. 

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day he. would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 54, of act No. 206, of the laws of Michigan for 
the year 1893, entitled "An act fo provide for the assessment of property 
and the levy (and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of 
taxes heretofore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the 
lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale 
and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection 
and disposition of lands bid off to the State, and not redeemed or pur- 
chased, and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other 
acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of 
this act." 

Mr. Rowley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill for the incorporation of the village of Fraser, in the townships 
of Clinton and Erin, Macomb county. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 207, entitled 

A bill to amend section 20 of chapter 244 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being compiler's section 9094 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan,. 



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relative to offences against the lives and persons of individuals as amended 
by act No. 112, session laws of 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted 
introduced 

Honse bill No. 208, entitled 

A bill to amend section 55 of act No. 205 session laws of 1887, entitled 
''An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of bankinp^ and to 
establish a Banking Department for the supervision of such business," as 
amended by act No. 194, session laws of 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Qraham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 209, entitled 

A bill to amend section 38 of act No. 190 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prevent 
fraud and (deception) deceptions at elections in this State." 

The bill was read .a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Hoyt, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 210, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 183 of the session laws of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to amend section 1 of act No. 79 of the session laws of 
1869, entitled an act to authorize the judges of probate of certain counties 
to appoint a register and prescribe his duties and compensation, as 
amended by subsequent acts amendatory thereof, being section 535 of 
Howell's annotated statutes." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Eempf, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 211, entitled 

A bill to amend, section 2 of act No. 3 of the session laws of 1873, 
entitled ''An act to provide for the payment of officers and employes of 
the Legislature," approved January 23, 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
select committee on Extra Compensation for Employes. 

Mr. Smith, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 212, entitled 

A bill to exempt the Upper Peninsula from the operation of act No. 79, 
of 1893. 

The bin was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Smith, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 213, entitled 

A bill to change the name of John Augustson to John E. Johnson. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 



JOURNAL OP THE I February 1, 

Mr. W. D. Kelly, previous notice having been given and leave being- 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 214, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled '^An act to authorize pro- 
ceedings against garnishees and for other purposes," approved March 28,. 
1849, the same being section 8031 of Howell's annotated statutes of the 
State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. . » 

Mr. Chilver, previous notice Having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 215, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 3 and 4, of an act entitled, ^'An act to pro- 
vide for the relief, outside of the Soldiers' Home of honorably discharged 
indigent Union soldiers, sailors and marines, and the wives, widows and 
minor children of such indigent or deceased Union soldiers, sailors and 
marines. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the- 
committee on Soldiers' Home. 

Mr. Saxton previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 216, entitled 

A bill for the protection of fish in the lake known as Swain's lake, in the^ 
township of Pulaski, Jackson county, for a period of five years. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

Mr. Waite, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 217, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of camping, outing, hunting and 
fishing associations or clubs. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Ferguson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 218, entitled 

A bill to provide against the evils resulting from the traffic in cigarettes, 
cigarette wrappers and packages containing the same, and to prevent the 
sale of cigarettes, cigarette wrappers, cigars and tobacco to minors as 
therein provided. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 219, entitled 

A bill to amend section 4, of act No. 280, of the Local acts of the year 
1883, and all acts or parts of acts amendatory thereto, entitled '^An act 
relative to the justices' courts of Detroit," as amended, being compiler's 
section 709Zgr of the Third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan for the 
years 1883-1890, and to repeal act No. 208, of the local acts of the year 
1883. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the^ 
committee on Judiciary. 



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Mr. Baird, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 220, entitled 

A bill to provide for the registration of electors in each election precinct 
of this State at the session of the boards of registration therein next prior 
to the annual spring elections to be held therein in. the year 1895, and to 
prevent fraudulent registration. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Elections. 

Mr. Harris, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 221, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Central Lake, in the county of 
Antrim. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 222, entitled 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Bessemer, in the county of 
Gogebic, being act No. 263 of the local acts of 1893, entitled ''An act 
extending the corporate limits of and providing a special charter for the 
city of Bessemer, in the county of Gogebic.*' 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Redfem, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 14, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution 
of this State, relative to the liquor traffic. 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the joint committees on Judiciary and Liquor Traffic. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Holmes moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the 
further consideration of 

House bill No. 71 (file No. 36), entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 21st and 22a regiments of infantry, 
the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D, 1st Michigan artu- 
lery, and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who partici- 
pated in the campaigns and battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, 
within the national military park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same. 

Which motion prevailed. 

On motion of Mr. Holmes, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Ways and Means. 

On motion of Mr. Belknap, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Wednesday next 

On motion of Mr. Norman, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Bogner, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next. 



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On motion of Mr. Henderson, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that the House adjourn until Monday next at 
2 o'clock p. m. ; 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m. 
Monday next. 



Lansing, Monday, February 4, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Alpin, Chilver, Cousins, Davis, Dono- 
van, Ferguson, Flood, Harris, Herrig, Holmes, W. D. Kelly, Eempf, 
Linderman, Moore, Parkinson, Partridge, Bich, Bobertson, Bogner, Stoll, 
Waite, Weekes, Whitney, Wildey, Wolter and Wood. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Morse, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Eempf until Monday next. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Waite until Monday next. 

On motion of Mr. Perry, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Harris indefinitely on account of 
sickness. 

On motion of Mr. Matthews, 

Leave of abseoce Was granted to Mr. Ferguson until Monday next on 
account of death in his family. 

On motion of Mr. Amidon, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Thursday next. 

PBESBNTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 110. By Mr. McNall: Petition of A. B. Darragh and 19 other 
residents of Gratiot county praying for the passage of House bill No. 121, 
providing for the clearing out of Little Salt river. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. IIL By Mr. McNall: Petition of A. B. Wheeler, M. D., and 71 
other residents of Gratiot county for the same purpose. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 112. By Mr. McNall: Petition of William Murray, G. L. Good- 
year and 121 residents of Midland county for the same purpose. 

Beferred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 113. By Mr. Brown: Petition of George G. Mills and 57 other 
residents of Isabella county for the same purpose. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESf^NTATIVEB. 249 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 114 By Mr. Wortley: Petition of 32 sportsmen relative to fishing 
in the Huron river. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 115. By Mr. Kent: Petition of 59 residents of Greenville, living 
west of the quarter line, and 6 living east of the quarter line, city of Green- 
ville, asking a change in the boundaries of said city. 

On demand of Mr. Kent, 

The petition was read at length and spread at. large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State 

of Michigan: 

Whereas, The following territory included within the corporate limits 
of the city of Greenville, Montcalm county, of Michigan, to wit: all of sec- 
tions 10 and 15 of township 9 north of range 8 west, east of the quarter 
line of said sections, is farming land and ought not in justice to be sub- 
jected to the burdens of city government, and the consequent taxation 
therefrom, we do hereby request and petition your honorable bodies to 
detach said territory; the same being two miles in length north and south, 
and one-half mile east and west from the said city of Greenville, and attach 
the same to the township of Eureka, in said county where the same 
belonged before the organization of said city of Greenville. 

Referred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 116. By Mr. Kent: Protest of 172 citizens of Greenville against 
the proposed change in the city limits. 

On demand of Mr. Kent, 

The protest was read at length and spread on the Journal, as follows: 

The undersigned, resident taxpayers of the city of Greenville, hereby 
protest against any change in the boundaries of the city or setting apart 
any of the territory now within its corporate limits. Those of the under- 
signed who have heretofore signed a petition to have a strip of land one- 
half mile wide on the east side detached from the city, did so without con- 
sidering the force and effect of such a measure and now join with others 
in protesting against it. 

Dated Oreenville, Mich.^ Jan. 18, 1895. 

Referred to the committee on Oity Corporations. 

No. 117. By Mr. Voorheis: Protest of the West Avon Farmer's Club 
against the county road law. 

Referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges. 

No. 118. By Mr. W J. Kelly: Resolutions of the Monroe county 
institute. 

On demand of Mr. W. J. Kelly, 

The resolutions were read at length and spread at large on the Journal, 
as follows: 

Resolved by the Monroe County Institute, That we ask the members of 
the State Legislature, the enactment of a law forbidding the manufacture 
or sale of counterfeit butter in the vellow color of butter; and also a law 
prohibiting the manufacture and sale of that other twin fraud, counterfeit, 
so-called filled cheese. We ask them in the interests of producers as well 
as consumers of honest dairy products. We, as Michigan dairymen, 
respectfully submit that the great dairy interests of the State should be 
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protected against further competition with the Chicago fraud; further 

Resolved by those in attendance at the Monroe Farmers* Institute, 
That we are in favor of a course for women in the Agricultural Col- 
lege of Michigan, where considerable attention shall be given to the 
best methods of cooking and other household duties, laws of health, etc. ; 
be it further 

Resolved by the Monroe County Farmers^ Institute^ assembled in 
Monroe, January 10, 1895, That our Senator and Bepresentatives in the 
State Legislature are hereby requested to use their earnest endeavor 
to assist in the passage of » bill introduced by the State Food Commis- 
sion in the interests of pure food, as we believe the same to be of 
great importance to both producer and consumer, and to secure the 
efficiency of the law, we request that farther appropriation be granted to 
that effect. 

AH of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. H. Burns, 
M. J. Howe, 

J. W. MOBBIS, 

Committee. 

Beferred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 119. By Mr. Footer Petition of Frank Bawson, Wm. Warring and 
111 others, asking the passage -of House bill No. 23, relative to the killing 
of deer. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 120. By Mr. Place: Petition relative to the game law. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 121. By Mr. Saxton: Petition of G. A. Post and 64 others relative 
to the destruction of fish in the Baisin river. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 123. By Mr. Bobinson: Petition of Edward Byan and 110 other 
citizens of Hancock, asking the passage of House bill No. 82, relative to 
rate of fare on railroada 

Beferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

No. 124. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition of Thos. Eissone and 60 other 
business and professional citizens of Ironwood, asking the passage of 
House bill No. 82, regulating the rate of fare on railroads. 

Beferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

No. 126. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition of Frank A. Healey and 35 
other citizens of Ironwood for the same puri>o6e. 

Beferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

No. 126. By Mr. Bowley : Petition of Mr. Charles Steffens and 20 other 
citizens for the incorporation of the vilWe of Fraser, Macomb county. 

Beferred to the committee on Village G)rporations. 

No. 127. By Mr. Wortley: Besolution of Fraternity Grange relative 
to farmer's institutes. 

On demand of Mr. Wortley, 

The motion was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

At a session of Fraternity Grange, Augusta, Washtenaw Co., Mich., 
Jan. 29, 1895, the following resolution was unanimously accepted and I 
was instructed to forward the expression of our wishes to you. 



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Resolved, That we (Fraternity G-range) favor an appropriation of 95,000 
by onr Legislature for holding farmers' institutes in our State. That is 
$5,000 each year for two years. 

Mb8. Benj. D. Eellt, 

Secretary. 
Ypsilanii, Mich., Feb. i, 1895. 

Referred to the committee on Ways and Means. 

No. 128. To the Speaker, by mail: Resolutions of the council of trades 
and labor unions of IDetroit: . 

The resolutions were read hi length and spead at large on the Journal, 
as follows: 

To the Honorable the House of Representatives^ Lansing , Mich, : 

Gentlemen — At a meeting of the council of trades and labor unions, 
held on the 30th inst, the following was unanimously adopted and a copy 
ordered forwarded to your honorable body: 

Whereas, A movement is on foot in Detroit to secure the passage of an 
act through the Legislature empowering the Governor of our State to 
appoint the members of several of our municipal boards; and 

Whebeas, An alleged committee of fifty, consisting of prominent attor- 
neys, doctors and other so called influential citizens, are at this moment in 
lobbying with committees and members of both House and Senate to that 
end; be it 

Resolved, That this council of trades and labor unions earnestly protest 
against the assumption of said committee that they represent the voters of 
Detroit, much less the workingmen, or that they voice the sentiment of the 
people of Detroit on this important question of taking from the people of 
our city the right that they now possess in the control or make-up of her 
municipal boards. 

Resolved, That we believe that autonomy in our municipal government 
is our right, and we should not be despoiled of it at the request of a few 
so called influential men, who, we believe, are actuated by selfish or pos- 
sibly worse motives. That we protest with all our power against this 
nefarious effort, and we claim that no change should take place until 
decided by the voters of Detroit themselves through the referendum, as 
the act means curtailment of the power of our ballots. 

Resolved, That we request our representatives at Lansing to oppose the 
enactment of any laws that empower the Governor to name the members 
of any of our municipal boards, and incidentally takes from the people of 
Detroit a portion of their right of franchise; and 

Resolved, That we further request that all propositions for changes in 
the city charter be referred back to the citizens of Detroit for approval by 
popular vote. 

Very respectfully, 

Thomas O'Neil, 

President 

P. A. LOEBSOH, 

Secretary. 
Referred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 129. By Mr. McNall: Petition of John Klose and 60 other citi- 
zens of Gratiot county relative to the liquor traffic. 



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Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 130. By Mr. J. B. Wortley: Petition of Rev. J. E. Piatt and seven 
other citizens of Washtenaw county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 131. By Mr. Taylor: Petition of Hugh D. Quail and 53 other 
citizens of Fort Gratiot on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 132. By Mr. Hicks: Petition of John Avery and 58 other citizens 
Livingston county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 133. By Mr. Brown; Petition of J. V. Baker and 107 other citi- 
zens of Isabella county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

REPORTS OF STANDING OOMMITTBES. 

' By the committee on Ways and Means: 

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 71 (file No. 36), entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking, by monuments, the places 
occupied by the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 21st, and 22d regiments of Infantry. 
The 2d and 4th raiments of cavalry, batteries A and D First Michigan 
artillery, and the First Michigan engineers and mechanics who participated 
in the campaigns and battles of Ghickamauga and Chattanooga, within the 
National Military Park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and providing 
for the same; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

A. 8. ROSE, 

ChairmatL 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the 
general order. 

MESSAGE FBOM THE GOVBBNOB. 

The Speaker announced the following : 

ExEouTivB Office, ) 
Lansing^ February 4, 1895, J 

Hon, W. D. QordoTiy Speaker House of Representatives^ Lansing^ Mich. : 

Deab Sir — I herewith transmit to you copy of a letter from the Secre- 
tary of War which explains itself. 

It is transmitted because some action on the part of the Legislature will 
be necessary if Michigan is properly represented at the dedication of the 
National Military Park at Chickamauga. 

I also inclose copy of an act of congress providing for the dedication of 
Chickamauga. * 

Very respectfully yours, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor. 



Ifi96i] HOUSE OF REPRBSENTATIVBS. SSft 

January 29, 1695. 
To the Oovemor of the State of Michigan^ Lansing, Mich.: 

Sib — Under an act of congress, approved December 15, 1894, it is pro- 
vided tbi^t the dedication of the . Chickamanga and Chattanooga National 
Military Park shall take place at Chickamanga, Georgia, and Chattanooga^ 
TeDneasee, on the 19th and 20th of September next, and that the secretary 
of war shall invite the governors of the states and their staffs, and the sur- 
vivors of the several armies engaged in the battles of Chickamauga and 
Chattanooga to participate in the inauguration ceremonies. 

I have, therefore, the honor to request your presence and that of your 
staff, together with such further representation from your State as the 
Legislature thereof may see fit to authorize at such dedication. 

A copy of the act of congress relating to the dedication is herewith 
inclosed; also, a circular setting forth the progress made in establishing 
the park. A program of the ceremonies will be sent you at a later day. 
No appropriation baa been made by congress for paying the expenses of 
state representatives. It is hoped, however, that the State of Michigan 
will make early provision for a large attendance of its citizens at tnia 
national dedication. I am, sir, 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

Danibl S. Lamont^ 

Secretary of War, 

(Pablie Act No. 3.) 

AN ACT providing for the dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga 

National Park. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepresentatives of the United 
States of America in congress assembled. That a national dedication of the 
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park shall take place on 
the battlefields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, September 19 and 20^ 
1895, ander the direction of the secretary of war; who is hereby 
aathorized to fix upon and determine the arrangements, ceremonies, and 
exercises connected with the dedication; to request the participation of the 
president, congress, the supreme court, the heads of the executive depart- 
ments, the general of the army and the admiral of the navy therein; ta 
invite the governors of states and their staffs, and the survivors of the 
several armies there engaged, and have direction and full authority in all 
matters which he may deem necessary to the success of the dedication. 
He shall have authority to procure such supplies and services, and to call 
upon the heads of the several staff departments of the army for such 
material and stores as he may deem necessary in connection with the 
dedication. 

Sia 2. That to carry out the purposes of this act the sum of twenty 
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appro* 
priated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
which shall be expended under the direction of the secretary of war:. 
Provided, That the total expenses to carry out the provisions of this act^ 
including the supplies furnished, shall not exceed the sum herein named. 

Approved December 16, 1894. 

The message and accompanying documents were referred to the com- 
mittee on Mflitary Affairs. 



254 JOURNAL OP THE » [February*, 

NOTIOSa 

Mr. Chamberlain gave nptice that at some fatbre day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section tO, of act No. 81, session laws of 1873, entitled: 
''An act to establish a State Board of Health, to provide for the appoint- 
ment of a superintendent of vital statistics and to assign certain duties to 
local boards of health," as amended by act No. 107, session laws of 1883. 

Mr. Ohamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by the 
city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January 1, 1895, and 
authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for such 
warrants as may be found to be legal obligations against said city, and to 
provide for the payment of such certificates. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 45 of act No. 155 of session laws of 1851, entitled 
^'An act to provide for the formation of companies to construct plank 
roads," the same being section 3640 of HowelFs annotated statutes. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 34 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the 
organization, regulation and management of the asylums lor the insane," 
being act 194 of the public acts of 1877, the same being compiler's section 
1912 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Graham gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 5, of chapter 5 of an act entitled ''An act to 
revise and consolidate the the laws relating to the establishment, opening, 
improving and maintenance of highways and private roads within this 
State," being act 243 of the public acts of 1881, the same being compiler's 
section 1369 of Howell's annotated statutea 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend chapter 256, of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to proceedings as for contempts to enforce civil remedies, and to 
protect the rights of parties in civil actions, by adding 1 section thereto, 
to stand as section 34, and compiler's section 7289a. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 124 of the session laws of 1885, being 
compiler's section 6747 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, rela- 
tive to sales of land in pursuance of decrees in chancery. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to create a board for selecting grand and petit jurors in the Upper 
Peninsula; to provide the requisite qualifications of such jurors and the 
manner of selecting them, and to repeal act No. 142 of the public acts of 
1883 and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of 
this act. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRBSENTATIVE8. 265 

A bill to amend section 14 of chapter 2 of act No. 274 of the public acts 
of 1889, being section 1338 of volume 3 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to fix and regulate rates of telephone companies doing business 
in MichiRan. 

Mr. Wagar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A joint resolution for the relief of Edwin E. Wood and Clarence A« 
Thayer. 

Mr. Westcott gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Morrice, in the county of Shia- 



Mr. Smiley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 834 of the compiled laws of 1871, being section 
874 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to the organization of the mili- 
tary forces of the State. 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend and revise the charter of the city of Ionia. 

Mr. Place gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend and revise the charter of the city of Belding. 

Mr. Matthews gaVe notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 27 of chapter 177 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being compiler's section 6781 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to 
notice of appeals from orders of judges of probate. 

Mr. Edgar gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

^ A bill to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders 
for the passage of fish through the dams across the Baisin river and tribu-* 
taries, in the counties of Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson and Lenawee, and 
to provide a penalty for the noncompliance of the same. 

Mr. Bose gave noticq that at some future day he would ask leave to 
* introduce 

A bill providing for the employment, defining the duties and fixing the 
comi)ensation of a stenographer for the 34th judicial circuit. State of 
Michigan. 

Mr. Bobinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for two voting precincts in the township of Duncan, in 
the county of Houghton, defining the limits thereof, providing for a new 
registration of the voters thereof, and determining who shall be inspectors 
of election and members of the board of registration therein. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled: "An act to ascertain the 
annual products oE the State of Michigan," approved February 14, 1859, as 
amended by act number 24 session laws of 1879, as amended by act No. 
21, of session laws of 1887, approved March 6, 1887. 



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Mr. Bice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 224 of HowelPs annotated statutes 
of Michigan, being compiler's section 6889, relative to notice by commis- 
sioners in probate courts of heaHng and allowing claims therein. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 9, 11, 17, 18 of an act entitled " An act to pro- 
vide for a county and township system of roads, and to prescribe the 
powers and duties of the officers having charge thereof,'^ approved May 
26, 1893. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Kingsland, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 223, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 279 of the local acts of 1891, entitled 
"An act to incorporate the village of Watervliet, in the county of Berrien,'* 
approved April 9, 1891. 

. The bill was read a first and second time by itQ title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Mulvey, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 224, entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for improvements and repairs to and cer- 
tain purchases for the State House of Correction and Branch of the State 
Prison at Marquette for the years 1896 and 1896. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred 
to the committee on Upper Peninsula Prison. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 226, entitled 
. A bill to prohibit corporations or associations havinp^ a capital stock,' 
e:xcept railroad and mining corporations, from commencing or transacting 
business, or filing their articles of association until the whole capital is 
subscribed and 25 per cent thereof paid, and defining the liability of the 
directors and subscribers for violations of this enactment. • 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Edgar, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 226, entitled 

A bill to prohibit the killing of colin or quail, sometimes called Virginia 
partridge, for sale, or for shipping the same from the State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Ghime. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 227, entitled 

A bill relative to the salaries of the prosecuting attorney of the county 
of Wayne and his assistants. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 257 

Mr. Fisk, previooB Dotioe having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

HoQse bill No. 228, entitled 

A bill to provide for allowing, in addition to all other costs, an attorney's 
fee in certain cases heard in courts held by justices of the peace in cities 
containing 100,000 inhabitants and upwards. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted 
introduced 

House bill No. 229, entitled 

A bill to amend section 184 of chapter 178 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 6999 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to courts held 
by justices of the peace, so as to limit appeals in certain cities and to- 
change the method of making such appeals. 

« The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 230, entitled 

A bill to amend section Itof chapter 178 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 6814 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to courts hel^ 
by justices of the peace, so as to increase the civil jurisdiction of justices 
of the peace in certain cities. 

The Dill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Place previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 231, entitled 

A bill to rep^ate the rental allowed for the use of telephones, and fixing 
a penalty for its violation. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee. 

On motion of Mr. Place,. 

The bill was laid on the tabla 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 232, entitled 

A bill to organize the township of Nestoria, in the county of Baraga. 

The bUl was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
ocmimittee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Taylor, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 233, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of act No. 100 of the public acts of 
1887, being sections 9119 and 9120 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Bowley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 234, entitled 

A bill to provide aboard of jury commissioners for the county of Macomb 
and the manner of selecting jurors to serve in tl\e circuit court for said 



268 JOURNAL OF THE I Februarj 4, 

county, and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, and to 
punish violations of this act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Kent, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
^ introduced 

House bill No. 235, entitled 

A bill to detach certain land from the Village of Lakeview, in the county 
of Montcalm, and attach the same to the township of Oato in the said 
county of Montcalm. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 236, entitled 

A bill to amend chapter 318 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to offenses against property, by adding one section thereto, to 
stand as section 9176b. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having ^een given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 237, entitled 

A bill to provide for the location, establishment and conduct of a normal 
school in the upper peninsula of this Stistte, and to make an appropriation 
for the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 238, entitled 

A bill reincorporating the city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, 
and to repeal act No. 2^ of the local acts of 1893, and all other acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent herewith. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 15, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing amendments to sections 2 and 3, of article 4, 
of the constitution of this State, relative to the election of Senators and 
Bepresentatives in the State Legislature. 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House joint resolution No. 16, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 15, of article 4, of 
the constitution of this State, relative to the compensation of members of 
the Legislature. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 



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THIRD BEADING OF BILLS. 

Hoiise bill Na 68 (file No. 30), entitled 

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and 
operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and 
other public places to furnish and supply electric lights to the inhabitants 
of such cities and villages, 

Was read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote on the passage 
ihereof , 

On motion of Mr. Benoit, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

MOTIONS AND BBSOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Whebeas, Our State and nation has been called upon to mourn the 
untimely death of Michifi;an'8 gallant statesman and magnificent citizen, 
the Hon. Francis B. Stoc&brid^; therefore be it 

Resolved (the Senate concurring). That a joint committee of three 
Representatives and three Senators be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two Houses that opportunity may be given for 
paying fitting tribute to the memory of him, our illustrious dead. 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

qenebal obdeb. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The House went into committee of the whole on the general .order. 

Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Place to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
•chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

L House bill No. 71 (file No. 36), entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 21st and 22d regiments of infantry; 
the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D first Michigan 
-artillery and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who par- 
ticipated in the campaijnis and battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, 
within the National Military Park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same. 

2. House biU No. 89 (file No. 27), entitled 

A bill to provide for the determination b^ the probate courts of this 
State of the sanity of persons heretofore adjudged by such courts to be 
insane with a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for the 
oare and treatment of the insane. 

a Senate bill No. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1875, 
•entitled ''An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand 
Bapids to be called ' the superior court, of Grand Rapids,' " approved 
March 24, 1875, as amended, being section 6570 of Howell's annotated 
statutes. 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
report the same back to the House and recommend their passage. 

W. TX PLACE, 

ChairmatL 



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Report accepted and committee dischi^rged. 

The first) second and third named bills were placed on the order of third 
reading. 

Mr. Saxton rose to a question of privilege: 

Mb. Speaeeb — I am called upon to perform the unpleasant and painful 
duty of announcing to the House the death of a member of this legisW 
tive body, the late Honorable John W. Watts, senator from the tenth 
district, composed of the counties of Jackson and Washtenaw. Mr. Watta 
died on Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 o'clock, p. m., after an illness df 
only five days, the disease being acute typhoid pneumonia. 

John W. Watts was a native of Jackson countvi having been bom in 
Leoni township, fifty-seven years ago the 13th of last January. He spent- 
his childhood, nis youth and his manhood among ua For years he haa 
been a conspicuous figure, a leading man, a public spirited citizen, a public 
ofiBcial amone our people. In all the walks of life he has borne a pure 
character, and in every position enjoyed the respect of alL In his fifteen 
years service in local offices in his township, he had enjoyed the confi- 
dence and support of his neighbors. In his three terms as a member of 
this House, in the sessions of 1887, 1889 and 1891, he had proved an able^ 
impartial and careful legislator, and his brief term in the Senate had 
already called out the warmest respect and confidence of his fellow mem* 
bers. As that body does not meet until evening, I take this opportunity 
to announce his death to this body at this session, with the assurance that 
appropriate action will be taken by the Senate this evening, and will be- 
sent to the House for concnrrenoe tomorrow. 

The funeral has been set for Wednesday afternoon. And now, Mr. 
Si)eaker, as a mark of respect for the former member of the House and the- 
later member of the Senate, I move that the House do adjourn; - 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned. . 



Lansing^ Tuesday, February 5, 1695. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the^ 
Speaker. 
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Swift. 
Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Holmes, Partridge, Weekes and Welter. 
On motion of Mr. Morse, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Weekes for the day. 
On motion of Mr. Bedfem, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Donovan for the day. 
On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Partridge for the day. 
On motion of Mr. Fisk, 
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Holmes for the day. 



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PBE8BNTATI0N OF PETITIONS. 

No. 135. By Mr. J. T. Campbell: BeeolutionB ,of Ingbam coanty 
teachers' mntual association. 

On demand of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Jonmal, as 
follows: 

Mason, February 4, 1895. 

The Honorable^ the Legislature, of the StcUe of Michigan: 

Gentlemen — At a regular session of the Ingham county teachers^ 
mutual association the following resolution was unanimously adopted as the 
49entiment of the association. 

Resolved, That we commend the bill now before the House of Bepresen- 
tatives amending the present law with reference to county school commis- 
sioners and examiners and that we urge our Bepresentatives to vote for, 
-and to secure by all honorable means the passage of the act. 

W. W. WpEKS, Aurelius, 
E. A. Gbeeninq, Leroy, 
George King, Williamston, 
W. J. MoKoNE, Mason, 

Committee, 

Referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 136. By Mr. Wood: Petition of W. G. Palmer and 132 others 
relative to amendments to the game law. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 137, By Mr. Taylor: Petition of S. J. Osbom and 30 others, of 
Union City, for the protection of fur- bearing animal& 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 138. By Mr. Taylor: Petition of Thoa Wilks and 50 others asking 
that the township of Fort Gratiot, in St. Clair county, be divided and the 
territory therein annexed to the townships of Port Huron and Burtchvilla 

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties. 

No. 139. By Mr. Taylor: Petition of Bobt. Parker and 45 others for 
the same purpose. 

Beferred to the committee on Towns and Counties. 

No. 140. By Mr. Bradbury; Petition of Bobi L. Evans, M. D., W. A. 
Hill, David Elliott and 77 others, of Arenac county, for the drainage of 
I>uck lake, in Arenac county. 

Beferred to the committee on Towns and Counties. 

No. 141. By Mr. H. F. Campbell: Petition of A. G. Smith, B. M. 
Billby and 34 others relative to the catching of fish in the lakes of Mis- 
saukee county. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Na 142. By Mr. Fisk: Petition of W. H. Jackson and 187 others, 
aiding that the Detroit Board of Health be appointed by the Governor. 

Be&rred to the committee on City Corporations. 

^ No. 143. By Mr. Lee: Petition of B. Kirby and 55 other voters of the 
village of Clifford, Lapeer county, against the repeal of incorporation of 
flaid village of Clifford passed in 1891. 

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations. 



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[ February 6. 



No. 144. By mail to the Clerk: Petition of 33 citizens of Muskegon 
county for a prohibitory amendment to the constitution. 

Beferred to the cgmmittee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 145. By Mr. M. 8. Curtis: [Petition of 256 voters and 36 non- voters 
of Calhoun county, on the same subject 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 146. By Mr. Eimmis: Petition of Bev. MulhoUand and 92 other 
citizens of Oa&land county, on the same subject. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

BBPOBTS OF STANDING 00MMITTEB8. 



By the committer on Tillage Corporations:] 

Tne committee on Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 223, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 279 of the local acts of 1891, entitled 
"An act to incorporate the village of Watervliet, in the county of Berrien,'*^ 
approved April 9, 1891; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from tlie 
further consideration of the subject 

E. B. TATLOB, 

Chairman. 

Beported accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hilton 


Mr. Place 


Baird 


Holden 


Bice 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Eich 


Bradbury 


Huggett 
Kelly, W. D. 


Bichardson 


Brown 


Bobertson 


Cambum 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bobinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kent 


Bc^l^er 


Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Bose 


Ohilver 


Kingsland 


Bowley 


Clark 


Kingsley 


Saxton 


Cook 


Latimer 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Lee 


Smiley 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Smith 


Curtis, M. a 


MadiU 


StoU 


Davis 


Marsh 


Taylor 


Edgar 
Fisk 


Marsilje 


Wagar 
WaMo 


Matthews 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Ware 


Flood 


Moore 


Westcott 



189S.] 



HOXJSB OF REFRESENTATIVBa 



Mr. Foote 
Foster 
Graham 
Henderson 
Henry 
Herrig 
Hicks 



Mr. Morse 
Mnlvey 
Norman 
Otis 

Parkinson 
Pearson 
Peer 

NATa 



Mr. Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Wortley 
Speaker 



78 



Title agreed ta 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members electa the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect 

By the committee on Village Corporations : 

The committee on Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 236, entitled 

A bill to detach certain land from the village of Lakeview in the connty 
of Montcalm and attach the same to the township of Cato in the said 
comity of Montcalm; 

Be^)ectfnlly report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed* me to report the same back to the House, without 
fonendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject 

E. B. TATLOB, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Kent, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Alpin 
Baird 
Bradbu]^ 
Brown 
Cambum 
Campbell, J. T. 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Covell 

Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. a 
Davis 
Edgar 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 



TEAa 

Mr. Holden 
Hoyt 
Huggett 
Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 

Lonsbury 
Madill 
Marsh 
Marsilje 
Matthews 
Miller 
Moore 
Morse 



Mr. Bedfem 
Bice 
Bich 

Bichardson 
Bobertson 
Bobinson 
Bogner 
Bose 
Bowley 
8axton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
StoU 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Westcott 



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[Febraarj 6, 



Mr. Foote 


Mr. Mnlvey 


Foster 


Korman 


QrahAm 


Otis 


Henderson 


Parkinson 


Herrig 


Pearson 


Hicks 


Peer 


HUton 


Place 



Mr. Wildey 
WilliamB 
Wolter 
Wood 
Wortley 
Speaker 



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NATa 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Kent, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

Bv the committee on the Yillage Corporations: 

The committee on the Village Corporations, to whom was referred 

Honse bill No 129, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of article 1, of act Na 321 of the local acts of 
the State of Michigan for the year 1875, entitled ''An act to incorporate 
the yillage of Zeeland in the county of Ottawa, Michigan, as amenoed by 
section 1 of article 1 of act No. 329 of the local acts of the State of Michigan 
of the year 1883;" 

Bespectfnlly report that they have had the same nnder consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the Honse without 
amendment and recommend that it do pass and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

E. B. TAYLOR, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Hoyt, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. ^ 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hoyt 


Mr. Bedfern 


Aplin 


Huggett 
Kelly, W.D. 


Bice 


Baird 


Bich 


Benoit 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bichardson 


Bradbury 


Kent 


Bobertson 


Brown 


Kimmis 


Bobinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kingsland 


Bogner 


Chamberlain 


Kingsley 


Bose 


Chilver 


Ijatimer 


Bowley 


Clark 


Lee 


Saxton 


Cook 


Lonsbury 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Madill 


Smiley 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Smith 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsilje 


StoU 


Davis 


Matthews 


Taylor 


Fisk 


McNall 


Waldo 



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Mr. Flood 


Mr. Miller 


Mr. Ware 


Foote 


Morse 


Westcotfc 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Whitney 


Graham 


Norman 


Wildey 


Henderson 


Otis 


Williams 


Henry 


Parkinson 


Wolter 


Herrig 


Pearson 


Wood 


Hicks 


Peer 


Wortley 


Hilton 


Place 


Speaker 



76 



Holden 

NAYS. 



Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Hovt, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

By the committee on Oity Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred 

Honse bill No. 69, entitled 

A bill to provide for a board of review of assessment in the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the connty of Dickinson, and to repeal act No. 273 of 
the local acts of 1891, being an act entitled ''An act to provide for a board 
of review of assessment in the city of Iron Mountain, in the county of 
Menominee;'' 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be <Uscharged from the 
farther consideration of the subject. 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred tothe'committee of the whole and 
placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Citv Corporations: 

The committee on City CJorporations, to whom was referred 

House bill Na 68, entitled 

A bill to provide for the election of an assessor in and for the city of 
Ironwood, in the county of Dickinson, and prescribing his duties, powers 
and compensation; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman. 
Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 
Bv the committee on Labor: 
The committee on Labor, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 196, entitled 

A bill to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts; 
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BespectfuUji report that they have had the same nnder consideration, 
and have directed me to repo(rt the same back to the House and recommend 
that the bill be referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

M. G. MOORE, 

ChairtnatL 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Moore, 

The recommendation of the committee was concurred in and the bill was 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

Bv the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary to whom was referred 

Senate bill Na 41 (file No. 17,) entitled 

A bill to repeal act Na 32 of the public acts of Michigan of 1891, entitled 
''An act requiring certain of the ree^ar terms of the circuit court for the 
coupty of Iosco to be hereafter held within the city of Au Sable;" 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that it do i>ass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

ChQirman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Bose, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS- 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hicks 


Mr. Perry 


Aplin 


Hilton 


Place 


Baird 


Holden 


Bedfem 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Bice 


Bradbury 


Hnggett 
KeUy, W. D. 


Bich 


Brown 


Bobertson 


Cambum 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bobinson 


Campbell, J. T 


Kent 


Bogner 


Chamberlain 


Kimmis 


Bose 


Chilver 


Eingsland 


Bowley 


Clark 


Eingsley 


Saxton 


Cousins ' 


Latimer 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Lee 


Smiley 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lonsbury 


Smith 


Curtis, M. S. 


MadiU 


StoU 


Davis 


Marsh 


Taylor 


Ed^ar 


Marsilje 


Wagar 
Waldo 


Pisk 


Matthews 


Fitzgerald 


McNall 


Ware 


Flood 


Moore 


Westcott 


Foote 


Morse 


Whitney 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Wildey 



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Mr. Fuller • 


Mr. Norman 


Mr. Williams 


Graham 


Otis 


Wolter 


Henderson 


Parkinson 


Wood 


Henry 


Pearson 


Wortley 


Herrig 


Peer 


Speaker 



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Title agreed ta 
On motion of Mr. Rose, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

ME8SAOE8 FBOM THS 8SNATS. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, February 4, 1895, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution: 

Whebeas, The members of the Senate have received the sad and 
nnwelcome intelligence of the death of one of our associates, Hon. John 
W. Watts, Senator from the tenth district, who departed this life at his 
home in Jackson on Saturday, February 2, after an illness of only five 
days of typhoid pneumonia; therefore, 

Resolved, That in the death of Hon. John W. Watts, the Senate, the 
Legislature and the State has lost an able, conscientious and faithful 
public servant; one who has earned the respect of the public, as well as 
his immediate constituents by long service in local affairs, three terms as 
a Representative, and as a member of this Senate, in the course of which 
he exemplified candor, good judgment and a fearless discharge of ever^ 
public duty. His career has been constant evidence that a public office is 
a public trust, and he was one of those of whom it can be truthfully said, 
that while he bore honors modestly, he discharged all duties faithfully, 
and thus returned honor to those who honored him. That he has been 
called hence in the prime of his manhood, with the full measure of use* 
fullness not fulfilled is to all of us a matter of sincere regret, while wa 
tender to his bereaved family our warm and tender sympathy. 

Resolved, That as a mark of respect (the House concurring), that ajoint 
committee of five members of the Senate and five members of the House 
of Representatives be appointed by the presiding officer of the respective 
Houses to attend the funeral of the deceased at Jackson on Wednesday, 
February 6, as honorary bearers. 

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect the members of the Senate 
attend the funeral of the deceased Senator as a body. 

Resolved, That an engrossed copy of these resolutions, duly signed by 
the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and His Excellency 
the (Governor, be forwarded to the widow and family of the deceased; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 



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The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted by an unanimous rising vote. 

The Speaker announced as the honorary bearers on the part of the 
House, under the resolution, Messr?. Sazton, Lonsbury, G. M. Ourtis, 
Wortleyand Rich. 

By unanimous consent : 

Mr. Bich offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to procure a suitable 
floral design for the late Qei^&tor Watts, and ex-member of this House, 
«nd that the expense of the same be audited by the committee on Supplies 
and Expenditures, and paid as other contingent expenses of the House are 
paid; 

Which was adopted. 

NOTIOES. 

Mr. Oovell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the x>ainting of towers, cornices, window jams and 
Bash, and for repairs to the roof and ^tters of the main building of the 
Northern Michigan Asylum; to provide for the erection of a new laundry 
building and laundry machinery for the same; and to provide for the 
•erection and furnishing of a farm dwelling, and for an addition to the 
library for the Northern Michigan Asylum, at Traverse City, Michigan, 
and making appropriations therefor. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the erection and furnishing of a cottage for patients 
at the Northern Asylum, Traverse City, Michigan. 

Mr. Allen gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the auditing and paying of bills for the expendi- 
tures for the office of the Secretary of the State Board of Health. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to provide for the filing of chattel mortgages and contracts, for 
the conveyance of personal property intended to operate as chattel mort- 
gages, in the office of the register of deeds in the county where the 
mortgagor resides, or where the property may be situated, for continuing 
the lien thereon, providing for the discharge thereof and to repeal all laws 
in conflict therewith. 

Mr. M. S. Ourtis gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 6701, volume 2, Howell's annotated statutes^ 
relative to foreclosure of mortgages. 

Mr. Bichardson gave notice that some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7, of act 134, of the public acts of 1885, entitled 
'^ An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of Michigan.*' 

Mr. Waldo gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to extend the normal training of our public school system under 
the direction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 



18«i.) ' HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 269 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
tp introduce 

A bill to prohibit taking fish by an3r other method than by hook and line 
in Manistee lake or its outlet, in Manistee county, Mich. 

Mr. Ferry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill prohibit the taking of fish by any other method th^n by hook and 
line in any of the waters of Manistee county, Michigan. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of Paw Paw, Van Buren county, U> 
borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of $10,000 for public 
improvements. 

Mr. Baird gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the preparing of abstracts from the records in the 
office of the register of deeas in Saginaw county. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend action 2 act No. 264, of the public acts of 1889, entitled 
" An act relative to disorderly persons, and to repeal chapter 68 of the 
compiled laws of 1871, as amended by the several acts amendatory 
tbereof," approved July 6, 1889; and to add a new section thereto to stand 
as section 6. 

Mr. Matthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill for the relief of theater patrons whose view of the stage is 
obstructed by high hats. 

Mr. Bose gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Beaverton, in the county of Oladwin. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 23 and 24 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 
1886, entitled '*An act to amend, revise and conscdidate the laws organ- 
izing asylums for the insane and regulating the care and management 
thereof, and of the inmates therein, and to repeal act No. 164, laws of 
1869; also act 194, laws of 1877; also act 91, laws of 1873, and the acts, 
amendatory thereto; also act 172, laws of 1873," being sections 1930c2 and 
c3, Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

Mr. Price gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to> 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the straightening, opening, deepening, and widens 
ing of Mud creek, in Hebron township, Cheboygan county, and making an 
appropriation of State swamp lands for the same. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to regulate the manner in which people shall be allowed to enter 
or leave any theater or other places of amusement 

Mr. Bich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to unite school districts Nos. 1 and 17 in the city of Jackson and 
townships of Blackman and Summit, to organize the consolidated districts 



270 JOURNAL OF THE [Febraaiy Sw 

and provide for a registration of electors and for the holding of elections 
therein. 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 135, session laws of 1867, being sec- 
tion 4600 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to charitable 
schools. 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 135, session laws of 1867, being sec- 
tion 4602, Howell's annotated statutes, relative to charitable schools. 

Mr. Henderson gave notice that at. some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to secure safety in the use of local and portable steam boilers and 
«n^nes and competency of those that manage the same. 

Mr. Wood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill in relation to repeated acts of larceny and providii^ a punish- 
ment therefor. 

Mr. Wood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill relative to the breaking and entering a dwelling house in the 
night time and providing a penalty therefor. 

Mr. Davis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the using of ferrets in the hunting and killing of 
rabbits and to provide a pencuty for its violation. 

Mr. Marsilje gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 185 of the public acts of 1893, entitled ** An 
act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection 
of taxes heretofore and hereafter .levied; making; such taxes a lien on the 
lands taxed, establishing and continning such lien, providing for the sale 
and conveyance of lands- delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection 
and disposition of lands bid off to the State, and not redeemed or pur- 
chased; and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other 
acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of 
this act." 

INTBODUOTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. W. D. Kelly, previous notice having been given and leave beings 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 239, entitled 

A bill to provide for holding primaries in cities of 15,000 inhabitants and 
apwards. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Election, and 

On motion of Mr. Kelly, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 240, entitled 



1W6.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 271 

A bill to amend section 11 of chapter 150 of the revised statutes of 1846, 
relative to the fees of sheriffs in executing process out of the courts of law 
and equity and by judicial and other officers, and for other services, as 
amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, said act as amended 
being section 9017 of the third volume of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 241, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., Mich., 
and to repeal act No. 519 of the session laws for the year 1867, approved 
March 28, 1867, entitled '^An act to incorporate the village of Paw Paw," 
and all acts and parts of acts amendatory thereto. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Oorporations. 

Mr. Rose, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill Na 242, entitled 

A bill providing for the employment, defining the duties and fixing the 
compensation of a stenografmer for the 34th judicial circuit, State of 
Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Ohilver, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 243, entitled 

A bill to amend section 54 of act No. 206 of the laws of Michigan for 
the year 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property 
and the levy (and collection) of taxes thereon, and for the collection of 
taxes heretofore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the 
lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale 
and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and 
disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, 
ttid to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891 and all other acts and 
parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second by its title and referred to the com- 
mittee on General Taxation. 

Mr. Aplin, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 244, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7365 of Howell's annotated statutes as amended 
by act No. 279 of the laws of 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Peer, unaminous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 245, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 7 of act No. 227, of the public acts 
of 1885, as amended by act No. 238 of the public acts of 1889, approved 
July 1, 1889, also to amend section 1 of chapter 5 of said act of 1885, being 
an act entitled ''An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of 
drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to appeal 
all other laws relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by 



272 JOURNAL OP THE [Februarys, 

by the several acts amendatory thereof, and to add a new section thereto 
to stand as section 10 of said chapter 6 of said act of 1885. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 246, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 8 and 9 of chapter 216 of Howell's annotated 
statutes of MichiRan, being compilers's sections 5658 and 5659, relative to 
the execution of deeda 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Matthews, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 247, entitled 

A bill to amend section 27 of chapter 177 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being compiler's section 6781 of Howell's annotated Statutes, relative to 
notice of appeals from order of judges of probata 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 248, entitled 

A bill to amend section 46 of act No. 155 of session laws of 1861, entitled 
'' An act to provide for the formation of companies to construct plank 
roads," the same being section 3640 of Howell's annotated statute& 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. G-raham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 249, entitled 

A bill to amend section 6, of chapter 6 of an act entitled *'An act to 
revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, o^nin^, 
improving and maintenance of highways and private roads within this 
State," being act 243 of the public acts of 1881, the same being compiler's 
section 1369 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Beads and Bridges. 

Mr. Graham, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 250, entitled 

A bill to amend section 34, of an act entitled "An act to provide for the 
ormnization, regulation and management of the asylums for the insane, 
and effectually to provide for the care, maintenance and recovery of the 
insane," approved May 22, 1887, being act No. 194 of the public acts of 
1877, the same being compiler's section 1912, of Howell's annotated 
statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 261, entitled 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 278 

A bill to amend section 10 of act No. 81, session laws of 1873, entitled 
^'An act to establish a State board of health; to provide for the appoint- 
ment of a superintendent of vital statistics and assign certain duties to 
local boards of health," as amended by act No. 107, session laws of 1883. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted introduced 

House bill No. 252, entitled 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by the 
city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January 1, 1895, and 
authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for such 
warrants as may be fonnd to be legal obligations against said city, and to 
provide for the payment of such certificates. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Bradbury, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 253, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 0, 11, 17 and 18, of an act entitled *'An act to 
provide for a county and township system of roads, and to prescribe the 
powers and duties of the offices having charge thereof," approved May 
26, 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Smiley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 254, entitled 

A bill to amend section 834 of the compiled laws of 1871, being section 
874 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to the organization of the 
military forces of this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs, and 

On motion of Mr. Smiley, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 255, entitled 

A bill to amend section 102, chapter 188, of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 7546 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to 
the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certain cases. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bice, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 256, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2, of chapter 224, of Howell's annotated stat- 
utes of Michigan, being compiler's section 5889, relative to notice by 
conmiissioners in probate courts of hearing and allowing claims therein. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 
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THIBD BBADING OF BILLS. 

Senate bill No. 8, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 49 of the public acts of 1875^ 
entitled ''An act to provide tor a municipal court in the city of Grand 
Rapids to be called 'the superior court of Grand Bapids,' approved March 
24, 1875, as amended, being section 6570 of Howell's annotated statutes; 

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect 
voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hoyt 


Mr. Place 


Aplin 


Huggett 


Eedfem 


Baird 


Kelly, W. D. 


Eice 


Benoit 


Kelly, W.J. 


Rich 


Bradbury 


Kimmis 


Richardson 


Camburn 


Kingsland 


Robertson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kingsley 


Robinson 


Chamberlain 


Latimer 


Rognei* 


Chilver 


Lee 


Rose 


Clark 


Linderman 


Rowley 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Saxton 


Covell 


MadiU 


Sherwood 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


Smiley 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsilje 


Smith 


Edgar 
Fisk 


Matthews 


StoU 


McNall 


Taylor 


Fitzgerald 


Moore 


Waldo 


Flood 


Morse 


Ware 


Foote 


Mulvey 


Westcott 


Graham 


Norman 


Whitney 


Henderson 


Otis 


Wildey 


Henry 


Parkinson 


Williams 


Herrig 


Pearson 


Wood 


Hicks 


Peer 


Wortley 


Hilton 


Perry 


Speaker 


Holden 







76 
NAYS. O 

Title agreed to. 

House bill No. 89 (file No. 27), entitled 

A bill to provide for the determination bj the probate courts of this 
State of the sanity of persons heretofore adjudged by such courts to be 
insane, with a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for 
the care and treatment of the insane. 

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect 
voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hilton 


Mr. Peer 


Aplin 


Holden 


Perry 


Baird 


Hoyt 


Place 



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275 



Jir. Benoit 


Mr. Huggett 


Mr. Redfern 




Bradbury 


Kelly, W. D. 


Rice 




Brown 


Kelly, W. J. 


Richardson 




Cambum 


Kent 


Robertson 




Campbell, J. T. 


Kimmis 


Robinson 




Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Rogner 




Chilver 


Kingsley 


Rose 




Clark 


Latimer 


Rowley 




Cousins 


Linderman 


Saxton 




Covell 


Lonsbury 


Smiley 




Curtis, M. S. 


Madill 


Smith 




Davis 


Marsh 


StoU 




Edgar 
Fiflk 


Marsilje 


Taylor 




Matthews 


Wagar 




Fitzgerald 


McNall 


Waldo 




Flood 


Miller 


Ware 




Foote 


Moore 


. Westcott 




Foster 


Morse 


Whitney 




Graham 


Mulvey 


Wildey 




Henderson 


Norman 


Williams 




Henry 


Otis 


Wood 




Herrig 


Parkinson 


Wortley 




Hicks 


Pearson 


Speaker 


78 




NATS. 








The question being on agreeing to the title, 

Mr. Matthews moved to amend the title by striking out the words, "with 
a view of their admission to an asylum, home or retreat for the care and 
treatment of the insane;" 

Which motion prevailed. 

The title as amended was then agreed to. 

On motiun of Mr. Matthews, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

House bill No. 71 ( file No. 36), entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places 
occupied by the 9th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 2lBt and 22d regiments of infantry; 
the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D first Michigan 
artillery and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who par- 
ticipated in the campaigns and battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, 
within the National Military Park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
providing for the erection of the same. 

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect 
voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



TEAS 



Mr. Allen 
Aplin 
Baird 
Benoit 
Bradbury 



Mr. Hilton, 


Mr. Place 


Holden 


Bedfem 


Hoyt 


Bice 


Hnftgett 


Bicb 


Kelly, W. D. 


Bichardson 



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[February 5, 


Mr. Brown 


Mr. Kelly, W. J. 


Mr. Robertson 


Cambum 


Kent 


Bobinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kimmis 


Eogner 


Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Eose 


Chilver, 


Kingsley 


Rowley 


Clark 


Latimer 


Saxton 


Cousins 


Lee 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Lonsbury 


Smiley 


Curtis, G. M. 


MadiU 


Smith . 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsh 


StoU 


Davis, 


Marsilje 


Taylor 


Edfs^ar 


Matthews 


Wagar 


Fisk 


McNall 


Waldo 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Ware 


Flood 


Moore 


Westcott . 


Foote 


Morse 


Whitney 


Foster 


Mulvey 


Wildey 


Fuller 


Norman 


Williams 


Graham 


Otis 


Wood 


Henderson 


Parkinson 


Wortley 


Henry 


Pearson 


Speaker 


Herng 


Peer 


8S 


Hicks 


Perry 





NAYS 

Title agreed to. 
On motion of Mr. Holden, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

MOTIONS AND BESOLDTION8. 



Mr. Fisk offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to make the necessary 
arrangements to carry into effect the concurrent resolution relative to the 
funeral of Senator Watts, and that all necessary expenses incurred by the 
Sergeant-at-Arms and the committee of five, be audited by the committee 
on Supplies and Expenditures and paid as other contingent expenses of 
the House are paid. 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Chilver offered the following: 

Having missed Representative Ware for more than a week from his 
sphere of influence and duty in this House, it is with mingled feelings of 

{*oy and reproof that we welcome him back among us this session.^ Had 
le not scriptural and other warrant of the highest character for his con- 
duct, were not so many of us "in the same boat," our reproof would 
doubtless outweigh our gladness; yet under these highly extenuating con- 
ditions and circumstances, and upon his " binding obligation " not to do 
so again, we will overlook the Representative's action this once and for- 
give him that we were not invited to the wedding and given a generous 
slice of the bridal cake; therefore Representative Ware, we 

Resolvedy That you have done just the right thing in recognizing that it 
not good for man to live alone, even for a short session in the Capitol of 



1885.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 27T 

Michigan as one of its law makers. We most heartily congratulate you 
and yonr bride; we learn with pleasure that both of you will make Lansing 
your temporary home, and we now feel sure that your zeal and usefulness 
as a legislator will be doubled. Welcome, a warm welcome, we give you; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Fisk offered the following: 

Resolved^ That the municipal incorporation commission be respectfully 
requested to furnish this House such information as it may possess or pro- 
cure relative to what states have general charter laws for cities and villages, 
and what states have constitutional prohibition relative thereto. Also a 
detail statement of all information it mav have or procure relative to the 
working of such laws and constitutional restrictions. Also a statement 
showing the length of the session of the Legislature in each of said states 
before and after the passage of such laws or the adoption of such restric- 
tiouy and the relative expense thereof. Also the decisions of the courts of 
such states relative to such laws. Also all information or estimates x)os- 
seesed by the commission relative to the increased cost to the counties, 
cities and villages of local self government under such general charter laws; 

Which was ^opted. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Webber, Our State and nation has heen called upon to mourn the 
untimely death of Michigan's gallant statesman and magnificent citizen, 
the Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge; therefore be it 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That a joint committee of three 
Bepresentatives and three Senators be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two houses that opportunity may be given for 
paying fitting tribute to the memory of him, our. illustrious dead. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Fisk, 

The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock, p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 
Roll called: quorum present. 

Mr. Redfem moved to suspend the rule relative to order of business, in 
order to take up the order of 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Which motion prevailed. 
Mr. Bedfem moved to take from the table 
House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled • 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13, of act No. 147 of the 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 



278 JOURNAL OP THE [February 5, 

to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for th& 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts con- 
flicting with the provisions of this act;" 

Which motion prevailed. 

The question being on the passage of the bill. 

Pending discussion, 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved to take from the table 

House bill No. 40 (file No. 4), entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 of act No. 147, of tho 
public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act 
to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the 
appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the com- 
pensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts 
conflicting with the provisions of this act;" 

Which motion prevailed. 

The question being on the passage of the bill, « 

Mr. Ghamberlaiu moved that the bill be made the special order for 
Thursday next at 2 o'clock p. m. 

Pending which, 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

The bill was referred to the committee on education. 

The House then took up the order of 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING 00MMITTEB8. 

Bv the committee on Agricultural College: 

Tne committee on Agricultural College, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 17, entitled 

A bill to authorize the State Board of Agriculture to hold institutes and 
to establish courses of reading and lectures for the instruction of citizens- 
of this State in the various branches of agriculture, and making an appro- 
priation therefor; 

Bespectf uUy report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

A. T. LINDERMAN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Linderman, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Towns and Counties: 

The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 88, entitled 

A bill to amend section 12 of act 393, of the local acts of 1879, being 
"An act to provide for the keeping of the accounts of and the deposit of 
public moneys of the county of Wayne, and to repeal act No. 14 of special 
session laws of 1874, relative to the deposits thereof;" 

Respectfully rei>ort that they have had the same under consideration and 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRfeSENTATIVBS. 279 

have directed me to report the same back to the House and recommend 
that that the bill be referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

0. K. HOTT, 

Chairman. 

Seport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Hoyt, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

By the committee on Towns and Counties: 

The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 177, entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Kent county to fix the 
compensation of members of committees of said board in certain cases; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and 
that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

C. K. HOTT, 

Chairman, 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Hovt, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the 
committee. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole and placed on the fi^eneral order. 

Bv the committee on G^wns and Counties: 

The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 46, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Fairhaven in 
Huron county and attach the same to the township of Caseville; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

C. K. HOYT, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Madill, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



'. Allen 


Mr. Hilton 


Mr. Peer 


Aplin 


Holden 


Perry 


Baird 


Hoyt 


Place 


Bradbury 


Huggett 
Kelly, W. D. 


Bedfem 


Gambum 


Bice 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bobinson 


Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Bogner 



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Mr. Clark 


Mr. Kingsley 


Cook 


Latimer 


CouBins 


Lee 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lindertnan 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lonsbury 


Davis 


Madill 


Edgar' 


Marsh 


risk 


Marsilje 


Flood 


Matthews 


Foote 


MoNall 


Foster 


Miller 


Fuller 


Morse 


Graham 


Mulvey 


Henderson 


Norman 


Henry 


Parkinson 


Herrig 


Partridge 


Hicks 


Pearson 



Mr. Brose 

Rowley 

Saxton 

Sherwood 

Smiley 

StoU 

Taylor 

Wagar 

Waldo 

Ware 

Westcott 

Whitney 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wortley 

Speaker 



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Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Madill, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 54, entitled' 

A bill to provide for the compensation and duties of the stenographer 
of the 24th judicial circuit court, and to amend section 5 and section 6 of 
act No. 219 of the session laws of Michigan for the year 1887, the same 
being continuous paragraphs 6534/1 and 6534j2 of Howell's annotated 
statutes of Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amende 
ment thereto, recommending that the amendment be concurred in, and that 
the bill when so amended do pass and ask to be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 

GEO. G. OOVELL, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the com- 
mittee. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Judiciary. 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 209, entitled 

A bill to amend section 38 of act No. 190 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled **An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prevent 
fraud and (deception) deceptions at elections in this State;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE3S. 281 

and have directed me to report the same back to the House and recommend 
that the bill be referred to the committee on Elections. 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The request was granted and the bill was referred to the committee on 
Elections. 

By the committee on General Taxation: 

The committee on General Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 196, entitled ' 

A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1893, entitled 
"An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy (and col- 
lection), of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and 
hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the land taxed, establishing 
and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands 
delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off 
to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of 
the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise 
contravening any of the provisions of this act;" 

BeepectfuTly report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that bill be printed for the 
use of the committee. 

GEO. H. WALDO, 

Chairman. 

B^^rt accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Waldo, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Elections: 

The committee on Elections, to whom was referred 

House joint resolution No. 6, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of the 
constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to the qualifications of 
electors; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House and recom- 
mend that the bill be referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

WILLIAM D. PLACE, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion Mr. Place, 

The request was granted and the bill was referred to the committee' on 
Judiciary. 

By the committee on Enrollment: 

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House concurrent resolution 

To authorize the Quartermaster General to loan certain war relics, now 
in the war museum, to the G. A. R. art loan and industrial exposition at 
Kalamazoo. 
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Also, 

House bill No. 74, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Goge- 
bic, and to repeal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled ''An act to 
reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Q-ogebic." 

B. F. McNALL, 

Chairman. 
Beport accepted. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 102, chapter 188 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 7546 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, retetiv^ to 
the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certain cases. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

^ A bill to am^nd section 7 of chapter 11 of an act entitled "An act to pro- 
vide a charter for the city of Detroit and to repeal all acts and parts of acts 
in conflict therewith," approved June 7, 1883. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to require circuit judges of other judicial circuits to hold court in 
the third judicial circuit in certain cases and to provide for the payment of 
their necessary expenses in so doing. ^ 

Mr. Fuller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 7510 of the compiled laws of 1871, the same 
being section 9075 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, in relation 
to the crime of murder in the first degree and the punishment thereof. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 208 of the session laws of the year 
1889, entitled " An act to define and punish the offense of embezzlement 
by general or special administrators (administratrices) executors(execa- 
trices) or guardians, being compiler's section No. 9191a Howeirs 
annotated statutes. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to create a municipal commission in cities of a population of 
60,000 or over and to define their powers and duties and to provide a 
compensation for the same. 

Mr. Smiley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 241 of the public acts of 1881. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Linderman, unanimous consent being given, introduced 
House bill No. 257, entitled 

A bill to provide for less than a unanimous verdict in civil cases tried 
by jury in the courts of this State. 



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The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
oommittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given, introduced 

House bill No. 258, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 377 of the local acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Sherwood in Branch county," 
approved March 4, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Marsh, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Aplin 
Baird 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Oambum 
Campbell, J. T. 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, O. M. 
Curtis, M. a 
Davis 
Edgar 
Flood 
Poote 
Puller 
Graham 
Henderson 
Henry 
Herrig 
Holden 



Mr. 



YEAS. 

Hoyt 

Huggett 

KeUy, W. D. 

Kelly, W. J. 

Kent 

Kingsland 

Kingsley 

Lee 

Linderman 

Lonsbury 

Madill 

Marsh 

Marsilje 

Matthews 

McNall 

Miller 

Morse 

Mulvey 

Norman 

Otis 

Parkinson 

Partridge 

Pearson 

Peer 



Mr. 



Perry 

Place 

Bedfern 

Bice 

Bichardson 

Bobinson 

Bogner 

Bose 

Bowley 

Sazton 

Sherwood 

Smiley 

Smith 

StoU 

Taylor 

W&ar 

Waldo 

Ware 

Westcott 

Whitney 

Wildey 

Williams 

Wortley 

Speaker 



7» 

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NAYS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Marsh, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect 

Mr. Whitney, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 259, entitled 

A bill to provide for the appropriation of five thousand acres of State 
Bwamp land, for the purpose of widening and deepening the channel of 
Bwan creek, where necessary, in the county of Saginaw. 



284 JOURNAL OF THE [February 5, 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 260, entitled 

A bill to amend section 9 of act No. 140 of the public acts of 1889, 
entitled "An act to authorize the formation of corporations for acquiring, 
holding, leasing and selling real estate, and for the erection of buildings 
thereon," approved June 8, 1889, and being compiler's section 3983o of 
third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, as amended by act No. 60 
of the public acts of 1891, approved May 6, 1891. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred 'to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Wasar, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
iutroducea 

House joint resolution No. 17, entitled 

Joint resolution for the relief of Edwin K. Wood and Clarence A. 
Thayer. 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

GENEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Norman, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the speaker called Mr. W. D. Kelly to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the loUowing report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 96 (file No. 31), entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Caseville, 

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House 
with the recommendation that it be laid on the table. 

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the 
following: 

House bUl No. 102 (file No. 29), entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of 7 
persons for the courts of record in the county of Wayne, and to repeal act 
No. 95 of the public acts of 1887, as amended by act No. 42t>f the public 
acts of 1891 and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provis- 
ions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly qualified as such 
from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county; 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
report the same back to the House, and recommend its passage. 

W. D. KELLY, 

Ghairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The second named bill was placed on the order of third reading. 

On motion of Mr. Magill, 

The House concurred in the recommendation of the committee relative 
to the first named bill, and it was laid on the table. 

On motion of Mr. Miller, 

The House adjourned. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPEfiSSENTATIVES. 



Lansing^ Wednesday^ February 6, 1895. 

The HooBe met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Sx)eaker. 

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Baughman. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. H. F. Campbell, Gathro, Holmes, Moore, 
Rowley, Voorheis, and Woodruff. 

On motion of Mr. Wildey, 

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. H. F. Campbell, Cathro, Voor- 
heis and Woodruff, 

On motion of Mr. Foote, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow. 
' On motion of Mr. Donovan, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Holmes for the day. 

On motion of Mr. J. Kelly, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Davis, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Rowley for tomorrow. 

PBESEKTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 150. By Mr. Otis: Petition of 32 citizens of Allegan county for 
the cleaning out of the north branch of Black river and Gun river in said 
county. 

On demand of Mr. Otis, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 
To the Honorable^ the Senate and House of Represeniaiives of the State 

of Michigan in Legislature convened: 

The undersigned, citizens of Allegan county respectfully request your 
honorable body to take some action m regard to cleaning out the obstruc- 
tions in the Gun river and north branch of Black river in said Allegan 
county, as there is a large tract of land adjacent to these rivers which is 
now uselesis but with the obstructions removed from said rivers, these 
lands would be drained and made valuable. 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 151. By Mr. Robertson : Petition of C. and M. H. Watterbury, and 
386 other citizens of Gratiot county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 152. By Mr. Foote: Petition of David Baird and 25 other citi- 
zens against a close season for the killing of rabbits. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 153. By Mr. Foote: Petition of David Cammeron and 60 other 
citizens of Oscoda county relative to the killing of deer. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Na 154. By Mr. Foote: Petition of J. S. Patchin and 52 other citi- 
zens, on the same subject. 

Beferrod to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 



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No. 155. By Mr. Foote: Petition of G. W. Edwards, E. S. Nelson, 
Bethune Daffield and 30 other citizens of Detroit, on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 156. By Mr. Wildey: Petition of W. F. Thayer, C. Rawson, and 
300 other citizens on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 157. By Mr. J. T. Campbell: Petition of 257 voters and 64 non-vo- 
ters, of Stockbridge, Ingham county, relative to the liquor traflSc. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 168. By Mr. Morse: Petition of 27 citizens of Ionia county, on the 
same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 159. By Mr. Westcott: Petition of Geo. Akin and 26 other citizens 
of Shiawassee on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liciuor Traffic. 

No. 160. By Mr. Westcott: Petition of 0. Leatherman and 45 other 
citizens of Shiawassee county on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic 

No. 161. By Mr. Wagar: Petition of R. M. Devereauz and 70 other 
oitizens of Montcalm on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 162. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition of 44 citizens of Iron River 
relative to railroad fares in the upper peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

No. 163. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Charles E. Francisco, James H. 
Andrews and 114 others asking amendments to the game law. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 164. By Mr. Brown: Petition of the board of supervisors and 21 
other citizens of Isabella county asking amendments to the drain law. 

Referred to the committee on Drainage. 

No. 165. By Mr. Hoyt: Petition of G. A. Show A Co. and 28 other 
wholesale butter dealers of Detroit in favor of the bill prohibiting the 
manufacture and sale of butter compounds in imitation of yellow butter. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

BBPOBTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Enrollment: 

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 188, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Lincoln, in the county of Arenac, 
State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the 
purpose of making public improvements. 

B. P. MoNALL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted. 

By the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 222, entitled 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Bessemer in the county of 
Gogebic, being act 263 of the local acts of 1893, entitled ''An act extend- 



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ing the corporate limits of and providing a special charter for the city of 
B^eemer in the county of Gogebic;" 

Bespectfully report thfit they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman. 

.Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Ohamberlain, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a thiid time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Gambum 
Campbell, J. T. 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
aark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, M. S. 
Davis 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Fisk 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 
Graham 
Henderson 
Henry 



YEAS. 

Mr. Herrig 
Hicks 
Hilton 
Holden 
Hoyt 
Huggett 
Kelly, W. D. 
Kelly, W. J. 
Kent 

Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 
Madill 
Marsh! 
Marsilje 
Matthews 
Miller 
Morse 
Mulvey 
Norman 
Otis 

Parkinson 
Partridge 
Pearson 
Peer 



Mr. Perry 
Place 
Bedfern 
Bice 

Bichardson 
Bobertson 
Bobinson 
Rogner 
Bose 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
StoU 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Speaker 



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Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

Bv the committee on Soldiers' Home: 

The committee on Soldiers' Home, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 123, entitled 

A bin to amend act No. 249 of the public acts of 1889, being section 
Na 1964n of the third volume of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled 



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''Ad act relative to the admission of insane members of the Michigan 
Soldiers' Home to the insane asylums of this State, and to their support at 
such asylums; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

DAVID HUGGETT, 

Chairman . 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Graham, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Bradbury 
Cambum 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Oovell 

Curtis, M. S. 
Davis 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Fisk 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 
Graham 
Henderson 
Heniy 
Herrig 



Mr. 



Hicks 

Hilton 

Holden 

Hoyt 

Hugget 

Kelly, W. e 

Kent 

Kingsland 

Eingsley 

Latimer 

Ii©e 

Madill 

Marsh 

Marsilje 

Matthews 

McNall 

Miller 

Morse 

Mulvey 

Norman 

Otis 

Parkinson 

Partridge 

Pearson 

Peer 



Mr. Perry 
Place 
Redfem 
Rice 

Richardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
StoU 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weeks 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Speaker 



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NATS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Graham, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

By the committee on Ways and Means: 

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the following 
resolution: 



1895.J HOUSE OP RESPRESENTATIVES. 289 

Resolved 6y the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Secretary of State be and is hereby instructed to print one 
edition of the Leprislative Manual for 1895 of 10,000 copies to be disposed 
of as the present Legislature may direct; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject 

A. S. BOSE, 

Chairmait, 
Beport accepted and committee discharged. 
The question being on the adoption of the resolution. 
The resolution was adopted. ^ 

MESSAGES FBOM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, February 5, 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instracted by the Senate to respectfully inform the House 
that Senators Preston, Earle, Clapp, Wheeler and Shelden, have been 
api>ointed on the part of the Senate to act as Honorary Bearers at the 
funeral of the late Senator Watts. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E, ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 
The message was laid on the table. 
The Speaker also announced the following : 

Senate Chahbeb, ) 
Lansing, February 5, 1695. J 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — ^I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing concurrent resolution : 

Whebbas, a bill is now pending in the United States senate, known as 
'^Senate bill No. 2523," and a similar one in the house of representatives, 
known as "House bill No. 5294" (the latter having been on June 6, 
1894, favorably reported by the committee on postoffipes and post-roads), 
which bills provide as follows: 

"That on and after the passage of this aict, no letter carrier, postoffice 
clerk or railway postal clerk, shall be removed or requested to resign 
(ezcej^t when arrested for a crime, when suspension or removal may twe 
place at once, in the discretion of the postmaster general), until after 
written charges shall have been preferred against him, and after the 
charges shall have been examined by the postoffice department upon such 
reasonable notice to the person charged, and in such manner of examina- 
tion as the regulations of the postoffice department may prescribe; but 
^ letter carriers, postoffice clerks or railway postal clerks, may be suspended 
37 



290 JOURNAL OF THE [February % 

by the postmaster general pending the examination herein provided for;" 
therefore 

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the early passage 
of the bill hereinbefore set forth is earnestly recommended to congress, 
as a measure not only of justice to postal officers, but as having a direct 
tendency to increase the efficiency of the postal service. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of our 
senators and representatives in congress, who are hereby requested to use 
all possible means to secure the enactment of said bill into law, before 
the expiration of the present session; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 
On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Federal Belations. 
The Si)eaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, February 5, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the Hotise of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following 
concurrent resolution: 

Resolved (the Hojise concurring), That the Board of State Auditors be 
authorized and instructed to cause to be placed in their proper positions 
in the Senate chamber and House of Bepresentatives, the coat of arms of 
the several states not already represented; 

Which has been adopted by the Senate and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS K ALWARD. 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution. 
On motion of Mr. W. D. Kelly, 

The resolution was referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, February 5, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

SiB — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the foUow- 
ingbill: 

House bill No. 223, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 279 of the locaj acts of 1891, entitled 
*An act to incorporate the village of Watervliet, in the county of Berrien," 
approved April 9, 1891. 

in the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 291 

all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, February 5, 1695, \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Snt— -I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing joint resolution : 

Senate joint resolution No. 4 (file No. 6), entitled 
^ A joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitu- 
tion of this State by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 47, 
empowering the Legislature to enact a law imposing indeterminate sen- 
tences, so called, as a punishment for crime, ana for the parole and return 
to prison by the Governor of persons imprisoned on sentences; 

Which has passed the Senate by a two-thirds vote of all the Senators 
•elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered 
to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of the House 
is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

notices. 

Mr. Robertson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment by boards of supervisors of county 
sealers of weights and measures, to prescribe his duties and fix his (their) 
compensation. 

Mr. Bobertson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to preserve certain fishes in the waters of the State and encourage 
the propagation thereof. 

Mr. Weekes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Grand Rapids, in 
the county of Kent, and to annex the same to the city of Grand Rapids. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the sale of State lands. 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 



292 JOURNAL OF THE [February 6^ 

A bill to regulate and license the sale of goods, wares and merchandise' 
by itinerant venders. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act 381 of the session laws of 1885, entitled '' An act 
relative to the free schools in the city of Grand Bapids." 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 6 of act No. 144 of the session 
laws of 188'6f approved June 5, 1883, relative to the compulsory education 
of children in certain cases. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 2, 3 and 6 of act No. 108 of the session laws of 
1885, approved May 21, 1885, relative to the compulsory reformatory edu- 
cation of juvenile disorderly persons, as amended by act Na 218 of the- 
session laws of 1889, approved June 29, 1889. 

^Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for instruction in vocal music in city schools and at 
teachers' institutes in the State of Michigan. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to legalize and make valid certain bonds issued by the village 
of Bad Axe, Huron county, Michigan. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to organize the island of Bois Blanc in the county of Mackinac, 
into a township of the same name. 

Mr. Otis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 19 of act No. 276, of the laws of 1889, entitled 
"An act for the protection of game," approved July 6, 1889. 

Mr. Wolter gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the compensation 
of the coroners of Wayne county," approved May 10, 1889, by amending 
section one thereof. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to amend an act to protect primary elections and conventions of 
political parties and to punish offenses committed thereat, being chapter 
325, paragraphs 9386a, 93866, 9386c, 9386ci, 9386e, 9386/ and 9d86g of 
Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 175, public acts,, 
approved, May 31, 1893. 

Mr. Holmes gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend an act numbered 149, approved May 12, 1881, as- 
amended, to provide for the adoption and use of a standard form of fire 
insurance policy, being that portion of said act known and embraced in. 
paragraph No. 4^549, Howell's annotated statutes. 



1895.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 293 

INTBODUOTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Covell, preyioos notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 261, entitled 

A bill to provide for the painting of towers, cornices, window jams and 
^ash, and for repairs to the roof and gutters of the main building of the 
Northern Michigan Asylum; to provide for the erection of a new laundry 
building and laundry machinery for the same; and to provide for the 
-erection and furnishing of a farm dwelling, and for an addition to the 
library for the Northern Michigan Asylum, at Traverse City, Michigan, 
and making appropriations therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
<x>mmittee on Northern Asylum. 

Mr. Oovell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 262, entitled 

A bill to provide for the erection and furnishing of a cottage for patients 
at the Northern Asylum, Traverse City, Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
<2ommittee on Northern Asylum. 

Mr. Allen, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 263, entitled 

A bill to provide for the auditing and paying of bills for the expendi- 
tures for the office of the Secretary of the State Board of Health. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Richardson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
f;ranted, introduced 

House bill No. 264, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7, of act 134, of the public acts of 1885, entitled 
^^ An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of Michigan." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State affairs. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 2(55, entitled 

A bill to amend section 102, chapter 188 of the compiled laws of 1871, 
being section 7546 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to 
the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certaiji cases. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being 
panted, introduced 

House bill No. 266, entitled 

A bill to require circuit judges of other judicial circuits to hold court in 
the third judicial circuit in certain cases and to provide for the payment 
of their necessary expenses in so doing. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Partridge, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 



294 JOURI^AL OF THE [February G^ 

House bill No. 267, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7 of chapter 11 of an act entitled "An act U> 
provide a charter for the city of Detroit and to repeal all acts and parts of 
acts in conflict therewith," approved June 7, 1883. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Wood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 268, entitled 

A bill relative to the breaking and entering a dwelling house in th& 
niffht time, and providing a penalty therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Wood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 269, entitled 

A bill in relation to repeated acts of larceny, and providing a punishment 
therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 270, entitled 

A bill to create a board for selecting grand and petit jurors in the upper 
peninsula; to provide the requisite qualifications of such jurors and the 
manner of selecting them, and to repeal act No. 142 of the public acts of 
1883 and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this 
act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 271, entitled 

A bill to amend section 14 of chapter 2 of act No. 274 of the public acta 
of 1889, being section 1338 of volume 3 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Roads and Bridges. 

Mr. Lee, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 272, entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan School for the Blind 
for the years 1895 and 1896. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on School for Blind. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 273, entitled 

A bill to create the office of State Statistician and to define his powers 
and duties and to provide a compensation therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted 
introduced 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.' 295 

House bill No. 274, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 208 of the session laws of the year 
1889, entitled ''An act to define and punish the offense of embezzlement by 
general or special administrators (administratrices) executors (executrices) 
or guardians. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
eommittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bradbury, previous notice haying been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 275, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled: "An act to ascertain the 
annual products of the State of Michigan," approved February 14, 1859, as 
amended by act No. 24, session laws of 1879, as amended by act No. 21, of 
session laws of 1887, approved March 6, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Agriculture. 

Mr. Marsilje, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 276, entitled 

A bill to amend section 135 of the public acts of 1893, entitled ''An 
act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection 
of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the 
lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale 
and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and 
disposition of lands bid off to the State, and not redeemed or purchased; 
and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and 
parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on General Taxation. 

Mr. Bobinson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 277, entitled 

A bill to provide for two voting precincts in the tovniship of Duncan, in 
the county of Houghton, defining the limits thereof, providing for a new 
registration of the voters thereof, and deteriming who shall be inspectors 
of election and members of the board of registration therein. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee. 

On motion of Mr. Bobinson, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Hoyt 


Mr 


.Peer 


Belknap 


KSfyV. D. 




Perry 


Bradbury 




Place 


Brown 


Kelly, W. J. 




Rice 


Cambum 


Kent 




Bichardson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kingsland 




Bobertson 


Chamberlain 


Kingsley 




Robinson 



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I February 6» 



Mr. Chilver 


Mr. Latimer 


Clark 


Lee 


Cook 


Madill 


Cousins 


Marsh 


Oovell 


Marsilje 


Curtis, M. S. 


Matthews 


Donovan 


MoNall 


Fisk 


Miller 


Flood 


Morse 


Foote 


Mulvey 


Foster 


Norman 


Graham 


Otis 


Henderson 


Parkinson 


Henry 


Partridge 


Hicks 


Pearson 


Holden 





Mr. Bogner 
Rose 
Smiley 
Smith 
StoU 
Taylor 
Wagar 
Ware 
Weekes 
Wescott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wood 
Speaker 



67 



NATS. 



TKtle agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Bobinson, 

fiy a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
giranted, introduced 

House bill No. 278, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 act No. 264, of the public acts of 1889, entitled 
"An act relative to disorderly persons, and to repeal chapter 53 of the 
compiled laws of 1871, as amended by the several acts amendatory 
thereof," approved July 5, 1889; and to add a new section thereto to stand 
as section 6. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
pommittee on Judiciary. 

^r. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
«rpaafibd; introduced 

Honee bill No. 279, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 23 and 24 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 
1885, entitled ''An act to amend, revise and consolidate the laws organ- 
izing asylums for the insane and regulating the care and management 
th<eveo£, and of the inmates therein, and to repeal act No. 164, laws of 
1SS9; alio act 194, laws of 1877; also act 91, laws of 1873, and the acts 
amendatory thereto; also act 172, laws of 1873," being sections 1930c2 and 
c3, Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

The bill was read the first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 280, entitled 

A bill to prohibit fishing with <5ertain nets in Manistee City. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 281, entitled 



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HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



297 



A bill to prohibit fishing with certain nets in Manistee county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Perry, previons notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 282, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 1867, 
entitled "An act for the incorporation of industrial and other charitable 
schools," approved June 27, 1867, the same being section 4602 of Howell's 
annotated statutes of Michigan, as amended by act No. 82 of the public 
acts of 1881. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 283, entitled 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 1867, 
entitled ''An act for the incorporation of industrial and other charitable 
schools, approved June 27, 1867," the same being section 4600 of Howell's 
annotated statutes of Michigan, as amended by act No. 13 of the public 
acts of 1891. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Beligious and Benevolent Societies. 

Mr. Rice, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 284, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 406 of the session laws of 1871, being an act 
entitled '^An act to organize the Union school district of the township of 
Bq?ers,"a8 amended bv act approved June 16, 1886. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Bice, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Bradbury 
Brown 
Cambum 
Campbell, J. T. 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 
38 



Mr. Herrig 


Mr. Peer 


Hicks 


Perry 


Hilton 


Place 


Holden 


Rice 


Kelly, W. D. 


Bichardson 


Kelly, W. J. 


Bobertson 


Kent 


Bobinson 


Kingsland 


Bogner 


Kingsley 


Bose 


Latimer 


Sherwood 


Lee 


Smiley 


Madill 


Smith 


Marsh 


StoU 


Marsilje 


Taylor 



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[February 6, 


. Davis 


Mr. Matthews 


Mr. Wagar 
Waldo 


Donovan 


McNall 


Edgar 
Fisk 


Miller 


Ware 


Morse 


Weekes 


Flood 


Mulvey 


Westcott 


Foote 


Norman 


Wildey 


Foster 


Otis 


Williams 


Graham 


Parkinson 


Wolter 


Henderson 


• Partridge 


Wood 


Henry 


Pearson 


Speaker 7i 



NATS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Bice, 

By a vote of two- thirds of all the members elect the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect 

Mr. Bice, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 285, entitled 

A bill to provide for the straightening, opening, deepening and widen- 
ing of Mud creek, in Hebron township, Cheboygan county and making an 
appropriation of State swamp landsfor the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 286, entitled 

A bill to prqvide for the erection and maintenance of shntes or ladders 
foi: the passage of fish through the dams across the Oass river and its trib- 
utaries, in the counties of Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron, and to provide for 
violations of the provisions of this act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fish and Game. 

By unanimous consent: 

Mr. W. D. Kelly offered the following: 

Besolved, That when the house adjourns today, that it stands adjourned 
until tomorrow at ten o'clock, out of respect to the memory of the late 
Senator Watts of Jackson; 

Which was adopted. 

THIRD BEADING OP BILLS. 



House bill No. 102 (file No. 29), entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled '*An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of 
7 persons, for the courts of record in the county of Wayne, and to 
repeal act No. 95 of the public acts of 1887, as amended by act No. 
42 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts con- 
travening the provisions of this act," so as to prevent persons not properly 
qualified as such from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county; 

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect 
voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



1895.] 


HOUSE OP RBPRFiRKNTATlVES. 




YEAS. 




Mr. Allen 


Mr. Kelly, W. D. 


Mr. Rice 


Baird 


Kelly, W. J. 


Richardson 


Bradbury 


Kent 


Robertson 


Cambum 


Kingsland 


Robinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kingsley 


Rogner 


Chamberlain 


Latimer 


Fose 


Chilver 


Lee 


Sherwood 


Clark 


MadiU 


Smiley 


Cook 


Marsh 


Smith 


Coafiins 


Marsilje 
McNaU 


StoU 


Covell 


Taylor 


Curtis, M. S. 


Miller 


Wagar 
Waldo 


Edgar 
Pi«V 


Morse 


Mulvey 


Ware 


Flood 


Norman 


Weekes 


Foote 


Otis 


Westcott 


Foster 


Parkinson 


Whitney 


Graham 


Partridge 


Wildey 


Henderson 


Pearson 


WiUiams 


Henry 


Peer 


Wolter 


Herrig 


Perry 


Wood 


Hicks 


Place 


Speaker 


Holden 







299 



68 



NATS. 



Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Partridge, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Wildey moved that the House adjourn; 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 10 o'clock a. m. 
tomorrow morning. 



Lansing, Thursday^ February 7, 1695. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Howell. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messra Bradbury, Fuller, Madill, Marsh, 
Matthews, Saxton and Wagar. 

On motion of Mr. Norman, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Madill until Tuesday next. 

On motion of H. F. Campbell, 



300 JOURNAL OF THE [ February 7, 

Leave of absence was granted to committee on State Public School 
antil Monday next. 

On motion of Mr. Davis, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hilton until Monday next. 

On motion of Mr. Kingsland, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Wolter, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Matthews for the day. ' 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 166. By Mr. : Petition of Hon. R P. Bishop, Jasper N. 

Olark and 47 others relative to amendments to the laws relative to State 
troops. 

Referred to the committee on Military Affairs. 

No. 167. By Mr. : Petition of Tom A. Hanna and 42 others 

praying for the passage of the bill reducing passenger and fares in tlie 
upper peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

No. 168. By Mr. J. T. Campbell:^ Memorial from the Michigan state 
medical society praying for the enactment of an improved law for the reg- 
istration of births and deatha 

Referred to the committee on Public Health. 

No. 169. By Mr. Linderman: Petition of H. K. Breittman, Joseph 
Archer and 27 in favor of the bill providing for farmers institutes in every 
<3ounty. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 170. By Mr. Linderman: Petition of H. K. Breittman, Joseph 
Archer and 27 others urgins^ the passage of a bill compelling supervisors 
to take statements of taxable property under oath whenever possible. 

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. 

No. 171. To the Speaker bv mail: Resolution of Detroit Typographical 
Union relative to Detroit health board legislation. 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

At a regular meeting of Detroit Typographical Union, held on Feb. 3, 
1895, the following resolution was adopted without a dissenting voice or 
vote: 

Resolved,' That this union earnestly protests against the adoption of the 
Detroit health board bill, now pending before the Legislature; also, against 
the passage of any measures tending to deprive the city of Detroit of its 
right of local self government. 

W. L. Bessleb, John J. MoLogan, 

President Recording Secretary. 

Referred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 172. By Mr. Perry: Petition of F. E. Withey, prosecuting attor- 
ney of Manistee county and 177 others, relative to fishing with nets in 
Manistee lake. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 173. By Mr. Linderman: Petition of A. 8. Wannamaker, V. O. 
dinger, E. S. Dodge, Wellington Earle and 135 other citizens of Muske- 



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gon, asking the anbrnission of a prohibitory liquor amendment to the 
constitution. . 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 174. By Mr. Redfem: Petition of 60 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liq^uor Traffic. 

No. 175. By Mr. Redfem: « Petition of 50 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 176. By Mr. Redfem: Petition of 60 citizens of Wayne county oo 
the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liq[uor Traffic. 

No. 177, By Mr. Redfem: Petition of 122 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffia 

Na 178. By Mr. Redfem: Petition of 32 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 179. By Mr. : Petition of W. J. Austin, W. H. Shaver, and 

83 other citizens of Wexford county on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liguor Traffic. 

No. 180. By Mr. Redfem: Petition of 77 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 181. By Mr. : Petition of G. W. Valentine and 63 other 

citizens of Lenawee county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 182. By Mr. : Petition of Benjamin Smith, Dewey Rogers 

and 23 other citizens of YanBuren county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 183. By Mr. : Petition of Charles Rosevelt and 110 other 

citizens of VanBuren county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 184. By Mr. : Petition of George Chapman, Alva Brink 

and 200 other citizens of VanBuren county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 185. By Mr. Richardson: Petition of 36 citizens of Monroe 
countv on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 186. By Mr. Richardson: Petition of 60 citizens of Monroe 
county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 187. By Mr. Otis: Petition of A. C. Merritt and 17 other citizens^ 
of Allegan county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 188. By Mr. Ware: Petition of Henry Reynolds and 173 other 
citizens of Kent county on the same subject 

Referred to committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 189. By Mr. H. F. Campbell: Petition of B. J. Stanley, J. H. 
Glover and 60 other citizens of Wexford county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 190. By Mr. Wetscott: Petition of Wm. McDonald and 191 other 
citizens of Shiawassee county on the same subject 



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Referred to th3 committee on Liquor Traffic. - 

No. 191. By Mr. Voorheis: Petition of A. C. Campbell, W. P. Clark 
and 41 other citizens of Oakland county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 192. By Mr. Perry: Petition of John E. Stiner and 23 other citi- 
zens of Manistee county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

BBPpBTS OF STANDINQ COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on State Affairs: 

The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 67, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of divisions and clubs of the 
League of American Wheelmen; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

E. L. KINGSLAND, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Local Taxation: 

Tne committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 136, entitled 

A bill to allow the village of Ontonagon, in the county of Ontonagon, 
and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of 
$12,000 to extend its system of water works and to complete its electric 
lighting plant; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

E. A. WILDEY, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passeid, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



•. Allen 


Mr. Henry 


Mr. Peer 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Perry 


Aplin 


Hicks 


Place 


Baird 


Holden 


Redfem 


Belknap 


Holmes 


Rice 


Benoit 


Hoyt 


Rich 


Brown 


Huggett 


Richardson 



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803 



Mr. Camburn 


Mr. Kelley, W. J. 


Mr. Bobertson 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kent 


Bobinson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kimmis 


Bogner 


Cathro 


Kingsland 


Bose 


Chemberlain 


Kingsley 


Sherwood 


Chilver 


Latimer 


Smiley 


Clark 


Lee 


Smith 


Cook 


Lonsbury 


StoU 


Cousins 


Marsh 


Waldo 


Covell 


Marsilje 


Ware 


Curtis, G. M. 


McNall 


Weekes 


Curtis, M. S. 


Miller 


Westoott 


• Davis 


Morse 


Whitney 


Donovan 


Mulvay 


Wildey 


Edgar 


Norman 


Wolter 


Pisk 


Otis 


Wood 


Fitzjarerald 


Parkinson 


Woodruff 


Flood 


Partridge 


Wortley 


Foster 


Pearson 


• Speaker 


Graham 







79 

NAYS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 
1 1 By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

By the committee on Local Taxation: 

The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 136, entitled 

A bill to authorize the school district kno¥ni as the public schools of the 
township of Ontonagon to borrow money to be used in the payment of the 
outstanding indebtedness of said district; 

Bespectmlly report that they have had the same under consideration, and 
have directed me to rex>ort the same back to the House, without amendment 
and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the subject. 

E. A. WILDEY, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. AUen 
Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Benoit 
Brown 



TEAS. 

Mr. Henry 
Herrig 
Holden 
Holmes 
Huggett 
Kelley, W. J 
Kent 



Mr. Place 
Bedfem 
Bice 
Eich 

Bichardson 
Bobertson 
Bobinson 



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[February 7, 



Mr. Cambum 


Mr. Kimmis 


Campbell, H. P. 


Eingsland 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kingsley 


Cathro 


Latimer 


Chamberlain 


Lee 


Chilver 


Lonsbury 


Clark 


Marsh 


Cook 


Marsilje 


Cousins 


McNall 


Covell 


Miller 


Curtis, G. M. 


Moore 


Curtis, M. S. 


Morse 


Davis 


Mulvay 


Donovan 


Norman 


Edgar 
Fisk 


Otis 


Parkinson 


Fitzgerald 


Partridge 


Foster 


Pearson 


Fuller 


Peer 


Graham 


Perry 



Mr. Bogner 
Rose 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
Stoll 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Westcott 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Wolter 
Wood 
Woodruff 
Wortley 
Speaker 



81 



NATS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect. 

Bv the committee on Enrollment: 

Tne committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House concurrent resolution recommending to the secretary of war the 
appointment of Col. E. Hill of Michigan as a member of the National 
Gettysburg commission. 

B. F. McNALL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted. 

Bv the committee on Enrollment: 

Tne committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and 
presented to the Governor, the following: 

House bill No. 223, entitled 

An act to amend section 1 of act No. 279 of the local acts of 1891, enti- 
tled " An act to incorporate the village of Watervliet in the county of Ber- 
rien," approved April 9, 1891. 

B. F. MoNALL, 

Chairman. 
Report accepted. 

By the committee on Horticulture: 
The committee on Horticulture, to whom was referred 
House bill No. 124, entitled 
A bill to protect vineyards, orchards and gardens in the State of Michi- 

ean, and to repeal act No. 131 of the public acts of 1869, being section 
195 of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled ''An act to protect vineyards 
in the State of Michigan;" 



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1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. / 305 

Beepectfully report that tbey have had the same under conBideratioiiy 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the 
accompanying substitute therefor, entitled 

A bill to protect vineyards, orchards and gardens, and to repeal act No. 
131, public acts of 1869, entitled "An act to protect vineyards in the State 
of Michigan," bein^ section 9195 of Howell's annotated statutes; 

Recommending uiat the substitute be concurred in, and that the substi- 
tute do pass and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of 
the subject. 

LAUREN F. OTIS, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Otis, 

The House concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported by 
committee. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole and placed on the general order. 

By the committe on General Taxation: 

The committee on General Taxation, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 197, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled " An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and 
collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and 
hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing 
and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands 
delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off 
to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of 
the public acts of 1891, and all other acts or parts of acts in anywise 
contravening any of the provisions of this act;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

GEORGE H. WALDO, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Liquor Traffic : 

The committee on Liquor Traffic, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 90, entitled 

A bill to prevent the adulteration of drugs, food and spirituous fer- 
mented or malt liquors in the State of Michigan; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

F. C. CHAMBERLAIN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 
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806 JOURNAL OF THE . [February 7, 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker annoanced the following: 

Lansing y February 5, 1895. 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow - 
ingconcurrent resolution: 

Whereas, Oar State and nation has been called upon to mourn the 
untimely death of Michigan's gallant statesman and magnificent citizen, 
the Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge; therefore be it 

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That- a joint committee of three 
Bepresentatives and three Senators be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two houses that opportunity may be given for 
paying fitting tribute to the memory of him, our illustrious dead; 

In the adoption of which the Senate has concurred. 

Very .respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The Speaker announced as the committee on the part of the House, 
under the resolution, Messrs. Foote, Latimer and Smith. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Woodruflf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to regulate the tolls and compensation of railroad companies for 
the transportation of iron ore in the State of Michigan. 

Mr. Woodruflf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Grosse Point, in 
the county of Wayne, in the State of Michigan, and to organize the same 
into a separate township to be known as the township of Gratiot in said 
county. 

Mr. Woodruflf gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to facilitate the construction of sidewalks in the township of 
Ecorse in the county of Wayne. 

Mr. Cathro gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act 149 of public acta of 1893, being an act to provide 
for a county and township system of roads, and to prescribe the powers 
and duties of the officers having charge thereof. 

Mr. Smiley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 
• A bill to amend section 12, of act 133 by adding a provision thereto. 

Mr. Lee gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend articles 1326 and 1327, sections 2 and 3 of act No. 243 
of public acts of 1881, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws 
relating to establishing, opening, improvement and maintenance of high- 



1896.) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 307 

ways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of 
bridges within this State." 

Mr. Fuller gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the county of Schoolcraft to raise by loan the sum 
of three thousand ($3,000) dollars for the purpose of laying out and con- 
structing a highway leading from the village of Manistique to the village 
Senoy in said county and to provide for the construction of the same. 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 276, of the lawd of 1889, entitled 
"An act for the protection of game." 

Mr. Sherwood gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to restrict the transportation of dogs, which may be used for the 
hounding of deer. 

Mr. Olark gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 108, of the session laws of 1891, relative to State 
troops. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 4 of act No. 147 of the public acts of 1891. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some futnre day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 4, of an act entitled ''An act to 
provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts 
of acts in conflict therewith," approved June 7, 1888, so as to more clearly 
determine what shall constitute a vacancy in certain offices, and to require 
prompt appointments to fill such vacancies, either by the mayor, or in 
case of his neglect or refusal to promptly fill such vacancies by appoint- 
ment, then to provide that such vacancies, may be filled by appointments 
made by the Governor. 

Mr. Alpin gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1, 7, 8 and 17, repealing section 33 and leaving 
section 34 to stand as section 33 of act No. 313 of the public acts of 1887, 
entitled "An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business 
of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering 
spirituous or intoxicating liquors and malt, brewed or femented liquors 
and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act," 

Mr. H. P. Campbell gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of McBain, in- Missaukee county. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to better protect the rights of infants and persons under 
guardianship. 

Mr. Kingsland gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for bonding certain drainage districts in this State. 



308 JOURNAL OF THE [Pebtuary 7, 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at ^ome future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of Quincy. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 29 of the public acts of 1887, approved March 
15, 1887, entitled "An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the 
killing of English sparrows. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the city of Traverse City in the county of Grand 
Traverse, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent (herewith) 
therewith. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis (by request), previous notice having been given and 
leave being granted, introduced 

House bill No. 287, entitled 

A bill to amend section 111 of chapter 90 of the revised statutes of 1846, 
entitled, "of the powers and proceeding's of circuit courts in chancery, 
upon bills for the foreclosure or satisfaction of mortgages," the same being 
section 6701 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis, previous notice having been given. and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 288, entitled 

A bill to provide for the filing of chattel mortgages and contracts, for 
the conveyance of personal property intended to operate as chattel mort- 
gages, in the office of the register of deeds in the county where the 
mortgagor resides, or where the property may be situated, for continuing 
the lien thereon, prpviding for the discharge thereof and to repeal all laws 
in conflict therewith. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 289, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 2, B and 6 of act No. 108 of the session laws of 
1885, approved May 21, 1885, relative to the compulsory reformatory edu- 
cation 01 juvenile disorderly persons, as amended by act No. 218 of the 
session laws of 1889, approved June 29, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and seeond time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Henderson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 290, entitled 

A bill to secure safety in the use of local and portable steam boilers and 
engines and competency in those that manage the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the* 
committee on State Affairs. 



1805.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 809 

On motion of Mr. Henderson, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

Mr. Wood, previoas notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 291, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of act No. 313, of the session laws of 1887, 
entitled '* An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business 
of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or deliver- 
ing spirituous and intoxicating liquors and malt, brewed or fermented 
liquors in this State and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act" 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Liquor Traffic. 

Mr. Waldo, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 292, entitled 

A bill to repeal an act entitled " An act to incorporate the Detroit and 
Birmingham Flank Boad Company," approved April 3, 1848, and to 
provide for the winding up the affairs of said company, and all acts amend- 
atory thereto. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Cook (by request), previous notice having been given and leave 
being granted, introduced 

House bill No. 293, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 124 of the session laws of 1885, being 
compiler's section 6747 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, rela- 
tive to sales of land in pursuance ot decrees in chancery. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Cook (by request), previous notice having been given and leave 
being granted, introduced 

House bill No. 294, entitled 

A bill to amend chapter 256 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, 
relative to proceedings as for contempts to enforce civil remedies, and to 
-protect the rightaof parties in civil actions, by adding 1 section thereto, 
to stand as section 34, and compiler's section 7289a. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Robertson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 295, entitled 

A bill to preserve certain fishes in the waters of the State and encourage 
the propagation thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Bobertson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 296, entitled 

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners 
for the year ending June 30, 1896, and the year ending June 30, 1897. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 



310 JOURNAL OF THE [February 7, 

Mr. Otis, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 297, entitled 

A bill to amend section 19, of act No. 276 of the laws of 1889, entitled 
"An act for the protection of game," approved July 6, 1889. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Weekes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 298, entitled 

A bill to detach certain territo'ry from the township of Grand Bapids, 
in the county of Kent, and to annex the same to the city of Grand Bapids. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
joint committee on City Corporations and Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Westcott, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 299, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Morrice, in the county of Shiawassee, 
to add certain territory thereto, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in 
contravention thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Edgar, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 300, entitled 

A bill to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders, 
for the passage of fish through the dams across the Baisin river and its 
tributaries in the counties of Monroe Washtenaw, Jackson and Lena- 
wee, and to provide a penalty for violations of the provisions of this act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. H. F. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 301, entitled 

A bill to amend Section 1 of act No. 472, local acts of 1887, entitled ''An 
act to incorporate the village of Sherman, in the county of Wexford,** 
approved May 21, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Amidon, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 302, entitled 

A bill to establish, protect and enforce by lien the rights of mechanics 
and other persons furnishing labor or materials for the building, altering, 
improving, repairing, erecting or ornamenting all building, machinery, 
wharves, and all other structures, and to repeal all acts contravening such 
act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 303, entitled 



1895.] ' HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 311 

A bill to amend section 11, of chapter 225 of the 2d volume of Howell's 
annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

Honse bill No. 304, entitled 

A bill to provide for the fees of circuit court commissioners in reference 
to mortgage foreclosures. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 305, entitled 

A bill fixing the fees of registers of deeds for recording certain papers. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bich, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 306, entitled 

A bill to unite school districts Nos. 1 and 17 in the city of Jackson and 
townships of Blackman and Summit, to organize the consolidated districts 
and provide for a registration of electors and for the holding of elections 
therein. 

The^ bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

On motion of Mr. Rich, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the conunittee. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

Honse biil No. 307, entitled 

A bill to repeal special act No. 92, approved February 12, 1855, enti- 
tled " An act to organize the county of Manitou," and to attach the ter- 
ritory composing said county to the counties of Charlevoix and Leelanau, 
and to apportion the property and debts of said county of Manitou* 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
joint committee on Towns and Counties and cfudiciary. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 308, entitled 

A bDl to amend section 22 of act No. 234 of the public acts of 1886, 
entitled "An act to amend sections 13, 15 and 17 of article 4 of act No. 
198 of the session laws of 1873, entitled 'An act to revise the laws pro- 
viding for the incorporation of railroad companies and to regulate the 
mnning and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all rail- 
road and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this 
State, and the several acts amendatory thereto,' and to add one new sec- 
tion to said article 4, to stand as section 22," being section 3384a of 
Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Railroads. 



812 JOURNAL OF THE [February 7, 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Wood oflFered the following: 

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Anns be instructed to procure suitable 
badges for the messenger boys in the House, not to exceed the price of 
|L5Deach; 

Which was not adopted. 

Mr. Place offered the following: 

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms b^ and is hereby instructed to 
have a gas jet placed in each of the small closets in the water closet; 

Which was not adopted. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Whereas, This House has learned with profound regret of the sad 
affliction that has overtaken the family of our esteemed fellow member, 
Hon. John Jones, in the loss of his beloved son; therefore 

Resolved, That the sympathy of this House is most earnestly extended 
to Representative Jones and his family in this their sad bereavement; 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be properly engrossed, 
signed by the Speaker and Clerk of this House, and presented to the fam- 
ily of the deceased; 

Which was adopted by an unanimous rising vote. 

Mr. Parkinson offered the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concijrring). That the Governor be, and he hereby 
is instructed to place the city of Detroit under strict quarantine for the pro- 
tection of life in this State, and that he be permitted and instructed to call 
on such aid from the President of the U. S. as may be found to be necess- 
ary to carry out the provisions of these instructions. 

Laid over one day under the rules. 

general order. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 

The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 

Whereupon the Speaker called Mr Wildey to the chair. 

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

House bill No. 11 (file No. 63), entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for current and running expenses of 
the Michigan Mining School until the general appropriation for that 
purpose shall be available; 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
report the same back to the House, and recommend its passage. 

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the 
following: 

House bill No. 36 (file No. 6), entitled 

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased 
persons to the county treasurer in certain cases; 

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair- 
man to report the same back to the House, asking concurrence therein and 
recommend that the bill as amended be printed, referred to the committee 
of the whole and placed on the general order. 

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the 
following. 



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House bill No. 48 (file No. 10), entitled 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 119, of the public acts of 1893, being 
an act entitled ^' An act to define what shall constitute fraternal benefici- 
ary societies, orders or associations, to provide for their incorporation, and 
the regulation of their business, and for the punishment for violation of 
the provisions of the act of their incorporation, and to repeal all existing 
acts inconsistent therewith;" 

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House 
with the recommendation that it be laid on the table. 

E. A. WILDEY, 

, Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

The first named bill was placed on the order of third reading. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the 
second named bill and it was ordered reprinted and re-referred to the com- 
mittee of the whole. 

On motion of Mr. Holden, 

The House concurred in the recommendation of the committee relative 
to the third named bill and it was laid on the table. 

Mr. Bobinson moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 11 (file No. 63), entitled 

A bill making an appropriation for the current and running expenses of 
the Michigan Mining School until the general appropriation for that pur- 
I)08e shall be available. 

Be put on its immediate passage; 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Amidon 


Mr. Hicks 


Mr. Peer 


Aplin 


Holden 


Perry 


Belknap 


Holmes 


Place 


Benoit 


Huggett 
Kelly, W. J. 


Bedfern 


Campbell, H. F. 


Bice 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kent 


Bich 


Cathro 


Kimmis 


Blchardson 


Chamberlain 


Kingsland 


Bobertson 


Chilver 


Kingsley 


Bobinson 


Clark 


Latimer 


Bogner 


Cook 


Lee 


Bose . 


Cousins 


Linderman 


Sherwood 


Covell 


Lonsbury 


Smith 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsh 


StoU 


Curtis, M. S. 


Marsilje 


Taylor 


Donovan 


McNall 


Voorheis 


Edgar 


Miller 


Waldo 


Ferguson 


Moore 


Ware 


Fisk 


Morse 


Weekes 


Fitzgerald 


Mulvey 


Westcott 



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[February 7, 


. Flood 


Mr. Norman 


Mr. Whitney 


Foster 


Otis 


Wildey 


Fuller 


Parkinson 


Wood 


Graham 


Partridge 


Wortley 


Henry 


Pearson 


Speaker 


Herri g 




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Title agreed to. 
On motion of Mr. Robinson, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

On motion of Mr. Huggett, 

The House took a recess until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 o'clock p. m. 

The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

The House resumed the regular order. 

PRESENTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 196. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Alto, Kent county, Grange, 
praying for the passage of the bill to provide for the holding of Farmers' 
institutes. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 197. By Mr. Bedfem: Petition of 123 citizens of Clinton county 
relative to tUe liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 198. By Mr. Ware: Petition of Geo. H. Newell, O. B. Wilwarth, 
W. B. Fox and 60 other citizens of Kent county asking the submission 
of a prohibitory liquor amendment to the constitution. 

Beferred to the conunittee on Liquor Traffic. 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Elections: 

The committee on Elections, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 209, entitled 

A bill to amend section 88 of act No. 190 of the public acts of 1891, 
entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prevent 
fraud and (deception) deceptions at elections in this State;" 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

WILLIAM D. PLACE, 

ChairmatL 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 315 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Elections: 

The committee on Elections, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 220, entitled 

A bill to provide for the remstration of electors of this State and to 
provide for the punishment of fraudulent registration; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

WM. D. PLACE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Baird, 

The rules were suspended, two- thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill having been read a third time and the question being upon its 
passage, pending the taking of the vote thereon, 

Mr. J. T. Campbell moved to reconsider the vote by which the House 
ordered the bill to its immediate passage; 

Which motion prevailed. 

The question being on placing the bill on its immediate passage, 

The motion did not prevail. 

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the 
whole and placed on the general order. 

MESSAGES FROM THE OOVBBNOB. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Executive Office, ) 
Lansing, February 6, 1895. \ 
To the House of Representatives: 

I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secre^ 
tarv of State, 

House concurrent resolution 

Requesting the secretary of war to appoint Col. Edward Hill as member 
national Gettysburg commission, to fill vacancy caused by death of Col. 
J. B. Batchelder. 

Also, 

House concurrent resolution 

To authorize the Quartermaster General to loan certain war relics, now 
in the war museum, to the G. A. R. art loan and industrial exposition at 
E^alamazoo. 

Also, 

House bill No. 74, being 

An act to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic,^ 
and to rex)eal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to 
reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic." 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Oovemor, 



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The message was laid on the table. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Ferguson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for an associate judge of the recorder's court of the 
city of Detroit; to provide the manner of filling said office and to prescribe 
the power and duties thereof, and to repeal ail acts or parts of acts incon- 
sistent therewith. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill making 8 hours a legal day's work. 

Mr. Wortley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 2 of an act entitled " An act to revise an amend 
the charter of the city of Tpsilanti," approved May 5, 1877, being act 
No. 328 of the session laws of 1877, as amended by act No. 400 of the 
session laws of 1887, and act No. 310 of the session laws of 1891. 

INTRODUCTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Fuller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 309, entitled 

A bill to amend section 7510 of the compiled laws of 1871, the same 
being section 9076 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, in relation 
to the crime of murder in the first degree and the punishment thereof; 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary, and 

On motion of Mr. Fuller, 

The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: 

Resolved^ That when the clerks of any of the committee rooms of this 
House ring call bells on unreasonable time, the Serjeant-at-Arms be 
instructed to cut ofP such committee room from connection with the indi- 
cator for the balance of the session; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Norman moved that the committee on Printing be instructed to call 
upon the State Printer and ascertain why the bills ordered printed by the 
House are not delivered to the House with sufficient promptness to allow of 
the transaction of business; 

Which motion prevailed. 

Mr. Linderman moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to see 
that the messenger boys of the House do not appear on the floor of the 
House wearing any distinguishing badge whatever; 

Which motion prevailed. 

On motion of Mr. I^'isk, 

The House adjourned. 



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Lansing, Friday, February 8, 1895, 

The Honse met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Gathro, Hilto^, Kimmis, Linderman^ 
Morse, Peer, Robertson, Rose and Westcott. 

On motion of Mr. Place, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Westcott for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Aplin, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Peer until Thursday next. 

On motion of Mr. Weekes, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Morse for the day. 

On motion of W. D. Kelly, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Linderman for the day. 

On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell, 

Leave of absence was gpranted to Mr. Rose until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Partridge, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself for Saturday and Monday 
next. 

On motion of Mr. Taylor, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Robinson for the day. 

On motion of Mr. McNall, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kimmis for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Rice, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Cathro until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Waldo, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next. 

On motion of Mr. Henderson, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next 

On motion of Mr. Redfern, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself for the afternoon. 

PBESEKTATION OP PETITIONS. 

No. 200. By Mr. M. 8. Curtis: Resolution of citizens of Battle Creek 
relative to the prohibition of the liquor traflSc. 

On demand of Mr. M. S. Curtis, 

The resolution was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

At a regularly called meeting of Battle Creek temperance people, held 
February 6, 1895, it was 

Resolved, To urgently ask and recommend that our present State Legis- 
lature submit to the people of Michigan, at the earliest convenient date,, 
an amendment to our State constitution, prohibiting the manufacture and 
sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage; 

And that a copy of this resolution l:^ sent to our Representative and 
Senator from this district. 

Wm. C. Gage, 

Hablan K. Whitney, Secretary. Chairman. 

BaUle Creek, Michigan, February 7, 1895. 



•318 JOURNAL OF THE [Februarys, 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 201. By Mr. Otis: Petition of W. C. Edsell and 325 other citizens 
of Allegan county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 202. By Mr. Wood: Petition of James Emmons and 68 other 
citizens of Cass county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Ti»ffic. 

No. 203. By Mr. Wood: Petition of Georp^e Arbor and many other 
citizens of Cass county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 204 By Mr. Wildey: Petition of B. O. Rockwell and H. J. 
Prentiss and 54 other citizens Van Buren county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 205. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of 31 voters and 32 non- voters 
of Calhoun county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liq^uor Traffic. 

No. 206. By Mr. Sherwood: Petition of 29 citizens of Luce county on 
the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic 

No. 207. By Mr. Cousins: Petition of John H. Parrish and 34 other 
-citizens of Hillsdale county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 208. By Mr. Ware: Petition of Daniel Parsons and 33 other citi- 
zens of Kent county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 209. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of J. H. Shearer and 
53 other citizens of Kalkaska county on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 210. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of H. E. Russell and 
47 other citizens of Kalkaska county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 211. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of Jackson Wyatt 
and 120 other citizens of Antrim county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 212. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of Prank H. Mitchell 
And 28 other citizens of Antrim county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 213. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of James H. Stowe 
and 140 other citizens of Charlevoix county on the same subject. 

No. 214. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of Janjes R. Dean 
and 64 other citizens of Antrim county on the same subject. 

No. 215. By Mr. Brown for Mr. Harris: Petition of Roswell Leavitt and 
36 other citizens of Antrim county on the same subject. 

No. 216. By Mr. Rogner: Petition of L. H. Waldo and 87 other citizens 
of Tuscola county ou the same subject. 

No. 217. By Mr. Parkinson: Petition of J. H. Hanson and 75 other 
citizens of St. Clair county on the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 218. By Mr. Redfern: Petition of 6 citizens of Clinton county on 
the same subject. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 219. By Mr. Redfern : Petition of 55 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject. 



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Referred to the committee on Liquor TraflSc. 

No. 220. By Mr. Bedfern: Petition of 29 citizens of Clinton county 
on the same subject 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 221. By Mr. Petition of Hugh Nesbitt and 63 others 

praying for the passage of House bill 82 relative to reduction of passenger 
and freight rates of railroads in the upper peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

No. 222. By Mr. Hoyt: Petition of 25 others of Coopersville asking 
the passage of the bill relative to the sale of butter compounds. 

On demand of Mr. Hoyt, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal as 
follows: 

To the Honorable the House of Representatives, Lansing^ Mich, : 

Tour petitioners, stockholders of the Coopersville Creamery Company 
and others of Coopersville, Mich., respectfully request that a law be passed 
at the present session of the legislature (in accordance with the late 
decision of Justice Harlen), prohibiting the manufacture and sale of any 
butter compound which is colored in imitation of yellow butter. 
Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

BBPOBTS OP STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Printing: 

The committee on Printing, who were instructed by the House, yester- 
day, to ascertain as to the delay in the matter of the printing of House 
bills, and whether anything could be done to expedite said printing in 
order that the business of the House might not be imped^ for lack 
thereof, beg leave respectfully to report that the State Printers claim that 
all bills sent to them up to 3 p. m. yesterday, were in type, but were not 
yet off the presses > also, that they have followed the custom of delivering 
printed bills in the order of their file number; but on account of an error 
made by themselves in file numbers 51 and 52, fourteen printed and com- 
plete bills have been held for delivery, which they promised to deliver 
today or early in the morning. We found the facilities for doing the State 
printing were ample, and although at this time of the year the State 
Printers are flooded with the reports from the State Departments, which 
might have been completed long before this time, were it not for the fact 
that the copy for the same was presented for printing at so late a date as 
to stand in the way of the Legislative work. We feel confident that there 
will be no real cause for com^aint in future. 

DONALD HENDERSON, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

By the committee on Private Corporations: 

The committee on Private Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 38, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 4, 5 and 8 of act No. 275 of the public acts of 
1889 relating to the incorporation of mutual provident associations; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 



820 JOURNAL OP THE [February 8, 

ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from further 
consideration of the subject 

J. T. CAMPBELL, 

Chairmaru 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 44 (file No. 3), entitled 

A bill to provide for the erection of suitable outbuildings for school 
houses and establish certain regulations for the keeping of the same in 
proper condition; 

Bespectf ully report that they have had the same under consideration, and 
have directed me to report the same back to the House with amendments 
thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that the 
bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the subject. 

F. Wv REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Redfem, 

The Hoxise concurred in the amendments made to the bill by thp com- 
mittee. 

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on 
the general order. 

By the committee on Private Corporations: 

The committee on Private Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 168, entitled 

A bill to provide that the supreme, grand and subordinate temples of 
the Mystic Order of the New Kaaba of the State of Michigan may be 
incorporated; 

Respectfully report that they have bad the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

J. T. CAMPBELL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

Bv the committee on Private Corporations: 

The committee on Private Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 208, entitled 

A bill to amend section 55 of act No. 205 session laws of 1887, entitled 
^' An act to revise the laws authorizing the business of banking and to 
establish a Banking Department for the supervision of such business," 
as amended by act No. 194, session laws of 1893; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

J. T. CAMPBELL, 

Chairman. 



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321 



Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and 
placed on the general order. 

^ the committee on the Education: 

The committee on the Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 142, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 233 of the laws of Michigan, approved February 
7, 1867, and entitled ^'An act to establish and organize school district No. 
13, in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo, and State of Mich- 
igan;" 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and luive directed me to report the same back to the House without 
amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

F. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Miller, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bUl was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 




Mr. Henry 


Mr. Pearson 




Amidon 




Herrig 


Perry 




Alpin 




Hicks 


Place 




Baird 




Holden 


Redfem 




Belknap 




Holmes 


Rice 




• Brown 




Hoyt 


Rich 




Gamburn 




Jones 


Richardson 




Campbell, 


H. F. 


Kelly, W. D. 


Robinson 




Campbell, 


J.T. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rogner 




Chamberlain 


Kent 


Rowley 




Chilver 




Kingsley 


Sherwood 




Clark 




Latimer 


Smiley 




Cook 




Lee 


Smith 




Cousins 




Lonsbury 


StoU 




Covell 




Marsh 


Taylor 




Curtis, G. 


M. 


Marsilje 


Voorheis 




Curtis, M. 


8. 


Matthews 


Waldo 




Davis 




McNall 


Ware 




Donovan 




Miller 


Weekee 




Ferguson 




Moore 


Whitney 




Fisk 




Mulvey 


Wildey 




Flood 




Norman 


Williams 




Foote 




Otis 


Woodruff 




Foster 




Parkinson 


Wortley 




Fuller 




Partridge 


Speaker 




Graham 




NATS. 




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322 ^ JOURNAL OF THE [February 8, 

On motion of Mr. Miller, 

By a Yote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered 
to take immediate effect. 

By the committee on Education: 

The committee on Education, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 60 (file No. 42), entitled 

A bill to amend section 17 and section 20 of chapter 2, section 21 of 
chapter 3, and section 11 of chapter 11 of act No. 164 of the public acts 
of 1881, being sections 5049, 5052, 5073 and 5146 of Howell's annotated 
statutes, entifled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to 
public instruction and primary schools and to repeal all statutes and acts 
contravening the provisions of this act;" 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without 
amendment and recommend that it do pckss, and ask to be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject 

F. W. REDFERN, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the 
general order. 

By the committee on Relip;iou8 and Benevolent Societies: 

The committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies, to whom was 
Ffif 6 r r ^d 

House bill No. 283, entitled 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 1867, 
entitled "An act for the incorporation of industrial and other charitable 
schools, approved June 27, 1867," the same being section 4600 of Howell's 
annotated statutes of Michigan, as amended by act No. 13 of the public 
acts of 1891; ^ 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend- 
ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject 

0. W. PERRY, 

Chairman. 

Reported accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole 
and placed on the general order. 

Bv the committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies: 

The committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies, to whom was 
referred 

House bill No. 282, entitled 

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 135 of the session laws of 1867, 
entitled "An act for the inox)rporation of industrial and other charitable 
schools," approved June 27, 1867, the same being section 4602 of Howell's 
annotated statutes of Michigan, as amended by act No. 82 of the public 
acts of 1881; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and 
have directed me to report the same back to the House without amendment 
and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the subject. 

0. W. PERRY, 

Chairman, 



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Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and 
placed on the general order. 

By the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 166, entitled 

A bill to amend section 2 of chapter 2; to repeal section 3 and amend 
section 4 of chapter 4; to amend section 23 of chapter 5; and sections 2, 3 
and 4 of chapter 8, of an act entitled ''An act to revise the charter of the 
city of Negaunee, in Marquette county," approved April 11, 1873, and 
the acts amendatory thereof;" 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and haive directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and 
that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Mulvey, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the 
committee. 

On motion of Mr. Mulvey, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Graham 


Mr. Parkinson 


Amidon 


Henderson 


Partridge 


Alpin 


Henry 


Pearson 


Baird 


Herrig 


Perry 


Belknap 


Hicks 


Place 


Benoit 


Holden 


Rice 


Camburn 


Holmes 


Rich 


Campbell, H. P. 


Hoyt 


Richardson 


Chamberlain 


Jones 


Robertson 


Chilver 


Kelly, W. D. 


Rogner 


Clark • 


Kelly, W. J. 


Sherwood 


Cook 


Kent 


Smiley 


Cousins 


Kingsley 


Smith 


Covell 


Latimer 


StoU 


Curtis, G. M. 


Lee 


Taylor 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lonsbury 


Voorheis 


Davis 


Marsh 


Waldo 


Donovan 


Marsilje 


Ware 


Edgar 


Matthews 


Weekes 


Ferguson 


McNall 


Whitney 


Fisk 


Miller 


Williams 


Fitzgerald 


Moore 


Wolter 


Flood 


Mulvey 


Woodruflf 



324 JOURNAL OF THE [February 8, 

Mf, Foote Mr. Norman Mr. Wortley 

Foster Otis Speaker 

Fuller 76 

^ NAYS. 

The question being on agreeing to the title, 

Mr. Mulvey moved to amend the title by striking out the words " to 
amend section 23 of chapter 5;" 

Which motion prevailed. 

The title as amended was then agreed to. 

By the committee on Military Affairs: 

The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 68, entitled 

A bill io provide for the continuance of the recompilation and copying 
of the records in the office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the 
enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers or sailors 
from this State during the war of the rebellion, and to make an appropria- 
tion therefor; 

Respectfully report that they -have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and 
that the bill when so amended be referred to the committee on Ways and 
Means, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the 
subject. 

A. L. HOLMES, 

{jhairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On piotion of Mr. Holmes, 

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the com- 
mittee. 

The bill was then referred to the committee on Ways and Means. 

Bv the committee on Agriculture: 

The committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 152, entitled 

A bill to prevent deception in the manufacture, sale and use of imitation 
butter; 

BespectfuUy report that they have had the same under consideration^ 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

G. M. CURTIS, 

ChairmatL 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. G. M. Curtis, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

By the committee on Ap;riculture: 

The committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 146, entitled 

A bill to prevent the manufacture and sale of any butter compound 
which is colored in imitation of yellow butter within this State, and to pro- 
vide a penalty for the violation thereof; 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 325 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration 
and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for 
the use of the committee. 

G. M. CDKTIS, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 
On motion of Mr. G. M. Curtis, 

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the 
committee. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing^ February 7, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 

House bill No. 199, entitled 

A bill to prevent the catching of trout in the Ellis brook, in town 1 
north, range 7 west, State of Michigan; 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, February 8, 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House' of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 

Senate bill No. 24 (file No. 47), entitled 
A bill to establish a board of health for the city of Detroit; 
Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered 
to take immediate effect and in all of which the concurrence of the House 
is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAKD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

The Speaker also announced the following : 



326 JOURNAL OF THE [Februarys^ 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing, February 8, 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- * 
ing bill: 

Senate bill No. 38 (file No. 26), entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 145 of the session laws of 1873,. 
entitled "An act to reorganize the State Agiioultural College, and to estab- 
lish a State Board of Agriculture," being section 4977 of Howell's anno- 
tated statutes of the State of Michigan; 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect,, 
and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered to 
take immediate effect and in all of which the concurrence of the Honse is 
respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The biU was read a first and second time by its title and referred to tha 
committee on Agricultural College. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
La^nsing^ February 8, 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 
. Senate bill No. 21 (file No. 27), entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of divisions and clubs of the 
Lea^e of American Wheelmen; 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and by a vote of two- thirds of all the Senators elect has been 
ordered to take immediate effect and in all of which the concurrence of 
the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

notices. 

Mr. Holden gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to establish a board of registration and to regulate the practice of 
medicine and to repeal acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith. 

Mr. Marsilje gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the city of Grand Haven in the county of 
Ottawa, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith. 



1895.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 327 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some f ature day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate the taking of bonds in this State. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of act 191 of the session laws of 1885, entitled 
" An act to facilitate the giving of bonds required by law." 

Mr. Flood gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of murder 
in the first degree. 

Mr. Herrig gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prohibit the insurance of the lives of children under the age of 
15 years. 

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 303, public acts of 1887, entitled an act to pro- 
tect primary elections and conventions of political parties and to punish 
offenses committed thereat, as amended by act No. 176, public acts of 1893, 
the proposed amendments to be applicable only to cities having a popula- 
tion of 50,000 inhabitants and upward. 

Mr. Foote gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to make an appropriation for building one detached building for 
patients, for additional fire protection, for a physician's house at the 
colony, for a horse bam, and shed for wagons, farm implements and the 
storage of hay, and for extraordinary repairs and renewals, at the Michi- 
gan Asylum for the Insane at Kalamazoo, Michigan* 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent the use of uncovered patrol wagons for the carrying of 
prisoners, and prescribing certain penalties for the violation thereof. 

Mr. Bobertson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Marine City in -the county of 
St. Clair and State of Michigan. 

Mr. Smith gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of tents of the Independent Order 
of Bechabitefl of North America. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 35 of act No. 118 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled ''An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State 
Prison, to the State House of Correction and branch of the State Prison in 
the Upper Peninsula and. to the House of Correction and Reformatory at 
Ionia and the government and discipline thereof and to repeal all acts 
inconsistent therewith." 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to organize school districts No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the town- 
ship of Spurr, in the county of Baraga. 



328 JOURNAL OF THE [February 8. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to compel the county clerk of the county of Wayne to turn the 
interest on moneys received by his deputy clerks as register in chancery 
into the county treasurer's oflSoe of the county of Wayne, said moneys to 
be credited to the general fund of Wayne county. 

Mr. Woodruff gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to prevent insurance companies from insuring the lives of persons 
under the age of 16 years. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution 
of this State. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the submission to juries in negligence case of the 
question of contributory negligence of the plaintiff therein. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to establish a lien upon the property of employers for injuries 
received by their employes for which such employers may be liable. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some futore day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the brand\pg or marking of convict made goods 
offered for sale or imported within the State of Michigan. 

Mr. Moore gave notice that some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate the liability of employers for injuries to their employes 
in certain cases of negligence. 

INTRODUOTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Parkinson, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 310, entitled 

A bill dreating an ex officio member of the board of supervisors, of St 
Clair county, Michigan, and an ex officio member of the township board 
and board of review of the township of Brockway, St. Clair county, 
Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Holmes, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced ' 

House bill No. 311, entitled 

A bill to amend section No. 960 of Howell's annotated statutes of the 
State of Michigan, as amended by act No, 198 of the public acts of 1893. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

M^r. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 312, entitled 

A bill relative to the confinement in this State of prisoners committed 
or sentenced by the courts of the United States or of the territories thereof 



i895.| 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



329 



The bill was read a first and second by its title and referred to the com. 
mittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 813, entitled 

A bill to better protect the rights of infants and persons under 
^ardianship. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to tl^ 
oommittee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Fuller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 314, entitled 

A bill to authorize the county ^ Schoolcraft to raise by loan the sum 
of $3,000 for the purpose of laying out and constructing a highway lead- 
ing from the village of Manistique to the village of Seney in said county 
and to provide for the construction of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
ccommittee on Towns and (bounties. 

Mr. Baird, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 315, entitled 

A bill to provide for the preparing and maintaining a geographical 
index of the records in the register of deed's office in Saginaw county, and 
the manner of maintaining said index, to provide for the expense thereof, 
to define the duties of the register of deeds in relation thereto, and the 
penalty for failure to carry out the provisions of this act and the manner 
. 'procedure in said failure. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
leference to a committee, 

On motion of Mr. Baird, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Henry 


Amidon 


Herrig 


Baird 


Hicks 


Belknap 


Holden 


Brown 


Hoyt 


Cambum 


Jones 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. D, 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Chamberlain 


Kent 


Chilver 


Kingsley 


Clark 


Latimer 


Cook 


Lee 


Cousins 


Lonsbury 


Oovell 


Marsh 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsilje 


Curtis, M. S. 


Matthews 


i2 





Mr. Partridge 
Pearson 
Perry 
Place 
Eich 

Richardson 
Robertson 
Robinson 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Smith 
• StoU 
Taylor 
Voorheis 
Ware 
Weekes 



330 • JOURNAL OP THE [February 8, 

Mr. Donovan Mr. McNall Mr. Whitney 

Ed^ar Miller Wildey 

Fisk Moore Williams 

Flood Mulvey Wolter 

Foote Norman WoodrnflP 

Foster Otis Wortley 

Fuller Parkinson Speaker 

^ Henderson 70 

NATS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Baird, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. • 

Mr. Covell, previoas notice having been |pven and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 316, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of act No. 79 of the laws of 1873, 
entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of 
Eailroads and to define his powers, duties and fix his comi)ensation," and 
the subsequent acts amendatory thereto, the same being compiler's sections 
3285, 3286, 3288, 3289 and 3291 of Howell's annotated statutes, so as to 
provide for the election of said commissioner by the people, and to repeal 
section 3 of said act, being compiler's section 3287 of Howell's annotated 
statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Bailroads. 

Mr. J. T. Campbell, unanimous consent being given, introduced 

House bill No. 317, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 6 and 7 of the session laws of 1873, entitled 
"An act to provide for the incorporation of State, county or municipal, 
historical, biographical and geographical societies," approved April 25, 
1873, being sections 4427 and 4428 of Howell's annotated statutes; and to 
add two sections thereto to stand as sections 8 and 9 in the original act, 
and as sections 4428 a and 4428 b of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 318, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 276 of the laws of 1889, entitled "An 
act for the protection of game." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Sherwood, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 319, entitled 

A bill to restrict the transportation of dogs which may be used for the 
hounding of deer. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Wortley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

Hcmse bill No. 320, entitled 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 331 

A bill to amend sectioD 2 of an act entitled ''An act to revise and amend 
the charter of the city of Ypsilanti," approved May 5, 1877, being act No. 
328 of the session laws of 1 877, as amended by act No. 400 of the session 
laws of 1881, and act No. 310 of the session laws of 1891. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Donovan, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 321, entitled 

A bill for the incorporation of construction companies. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Ware, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 322, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of act No. 144 of the session 
laws of 1883, approved June 5, 1883, relative to the compulsory education 
of children in certain cases. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 323, entitled 

A bill making eight hours a legal da^'s work. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 324, entitled 

A bill to amend section 6 of chapter 1, also to amend section 2 of chap- 
ter 2, of the charter of the village of Quincy, Michigan, approved Feb- 
ruary 16, 1885. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Clark, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced. 

House bill No. 325, entitled 

A bill to amend act No. 108 of the session laws of 1891. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Military Affairs. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 326, entitled 

A bill to detatch certain territory from the township of Grosse Point, in 
the county of Wayne, in the State of Michigan, and to organize the same 
into a separate township to be known as the township of Gratiot in said 
county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Woodruff, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 327, entitled 



332 JOURNAL OF THE [ February 8, 

A bill to regulate the tolls and compensation of railroad companies for 
the transportation of iron ore in the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Bailroad& 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Mr. Fuller offered the following: 

Resolved, That the daily sessions of this House commence at 2 o'clock 
p. m. until otherwise ordered. This not to apply to Monday sessions; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. M. S. Curtis offered the following: 

Resolved, That when this House adjourn it adjourn to 3 o'clock p. m. 
on Monday next, in order that the heating apparatus mav be overhauled 
with a view, if possible, of heating this House comfortably; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Woodruff moved to take from the table 

House bill No. 150, entitled 

A bill to amend section 3 of act No. 128 of the public acts of 1887, 
•entitled ''An act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry, and 
the registration of the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of 
th e p rovisions of the same," approved May 31, 1887 ; 

Which motion prevailed. 

On motion of Mr. Woodruff, 

The bill was referred to the committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Amidon offered the following: 

Resolved, That the proper officer be and he is hereby instructed to pro- 
tect all windows in legislative hall not provided with storm sash, with 
rubber window strips before Monday's session; 

Which was adopted. 

^ UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Being the consideration of the following: 

Resolved (the Senate concurring). That the Governor be, and he hereby 
is, instructed to place the city of Detroit under strict quarantine for the 
protection of life in this State, and that he be permitted and instructed to 
call on such aid from the President of the United States as may be found 
to be necessary to carry out the provisions of these instructions. 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution. 

On motion of Mr. Partridge, 

The resolution was laid on the table. 

GENERAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Norman, 

The House went into committee of the whole on the general order, 
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Norman to the chair. 
After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whote have had under consideration some bills but 
have no recommendations to make relative thereto. 

J. W. NOBMAN, 

Chairman. 



1896.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 33$ 

Report accepted. 

Mr. Hc^nry moved that the House adjourn; 
Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker aeclared the House adjourned until 3 o'clock p. m. oi^ 
Monday next 



Lansing^ Monday^ February 11^ 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the^ 
Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs Belknap, Benoit, H. F. Campbell, Ghil- 
ver, Clark, G. M. Curtis, M. S. Curtis, Davis, Edgar, Ferguson, Flood, Gra- 
ham, Holden, Huggett, W. D. Kelly, W. J. Kelly, Kimmis, Lee, Linderman^ 
Matthews, Miller, Moore, Morse, Bobertson, Stall, . Yoorbeis, Waite,. 
Weekes, Westcott, Whitney, and Williams. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 
. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Wolter until Wednesday. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Wood until Monday next 

On motion of Mr. Smith, 

Leave of absence was granted to committee on Soldier's Home for Tues- 
day and Wednesday. 

On motion of Mr. Place, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Wescott until Thursday next 

On motion of Mr. Parkinson, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Holden until Wednesday next. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Detroit, Mich., February P, 1895. 
To the Honorable Wm. D. Gordon, Speaker: 
I hereby resign as Messenger of the House on account of illness. I ami 

Very truly yours, 

Beuben James Blumbebg. 

The Speaker announced the following appointment: 
Messenger for the floor of the House, Ira W. Campbell, Muskegon,. 
Michigan. 

PBESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 223. By Mr. Perrj^: A petition relative to instruction in vocal 
music in city schools and m teacher's institutes in Michigan. 

On demand of Mr. Perry, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, a» 
follows: 



834 JOURNAL OP THE [February 11, 

To the Honorable Legislature of the State of Michigan in Senate and 
Assembly convened: 

We the andersigned committee respectfully present for your considera- 
tion the following petition : 

Whereas, The study of vocal music in the public schools of the State 
of Michigan would greatly promote the physical well being and genei:al 
<5urture of our youth; would "carry added happiness into the homes of the 
State;" and "could be used to promote patriotic sentiments among the 
people;" and 

Whereas, The cost would be small and the time involved pleasantly 
employed, placing no additional burden upon the work of the schools; and 

Whereas, In other countries in which this matter receives more careful 
-attention than here, the results show the wisdom of giving general 
instruction in this branch; and 

Whereas, A large number of prominent educators have signified their 
cordial approval of the enactment of the following bill, presented to them 
for their examination, to- wit: 

Section 1. The board of education in each incorporated city in this 
State shall cause free instruction to be given in vocal music in the schools 
under their charge or control. 

Sec. 2. In all ^achers' institutes held hereafter throughout this State, 
instruction in vocal music shall be given, the same as in other branches. 

Therefore, we whose names and signatures are hereunto appended 
respectfully ask your honorable body at this present session to enact the 
bill aforesaid, or such modification of it as in your judgment may seem 
wise. 

The committee of the State Music Teachers' Association, in behalf of 
Tocal instruction in the public schools of the State of Michigan. 

Referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 224 By Mr. Foote: Petition of C. H. Bergtold and 45 other citi- 
zens of Kalamazoo asking the passage of the bill making imitation of 
butter pink. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 225. By Mr. Hicks: Petition of Joseph McClemeuts and 16 
other citizens of Farmin^ton relative to farmers' institutes. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 226. By Mr. Chamberlain: Resolution of the Fish and Game Pro- 
tective Association of Gogebic county. 

On demand of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The resolutions were read at length, and spread at large on the* Journal, 
•as follows: 

Ironwo6dy Mich,j January 30^ 1895. 

At a joint meeting of representatives of the Fish and Game Pi^otective 
Association of Gogebic county, Michigan, and Iron county, Wisconsin, 
be it 

Resolved, That inasmuch as we are residents of the greatest deer 
inhabited country of the northwest, therefore fully aware of the wanton, 
tiseless and wholesale destruction of the same by pot or still hunters (being 
visually non-residents), wolves, wildcats and lynx. 

That the present law is wholly inadequate to remedy the evil. 

That still hunting in this brushy country is a menace to "human life and 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 335 

limb" when bo many men are shot annually by bding mistaken for a deer; 
by the set-gnn, snare and head-light; and 

That wolves, wild-cats and lynx can only be exterminated by the use of 
the dog. Therefore, be it still farther 

Resolved^ That the Legislatures of Michigan and Wisconsin be earnestly 
requested to pass such a law this present term as will remedy the evil 
before mentioned, to do which, will necessitate a recognition of the rights 
of the residents of the ''deer grounds" and an acknowledgment of their 
knowledge of "cause and efiFect'' rather than to be influenced by those 
whose only interests are of "self," and who have no means of knowing the 
true condition of things. 

Further, That we not only insist that hunting deer with dogs shall be 
lawful, under such restrictions as your honorable body shall see fit to oflFer, 
but recommend that great care be exercised in allowing the **still hunter" 
privileges which they are so prone to abuse. 

That the hunting season be changed from 30 to 15 days and that the 
time be from October 15 to November 1. 

That hunters be required to obtain a license. 

That exportation of venison be prohibited as a greater protection against 
the invasion of our territory by non-resident "pot hunters." 

L. L. Wright, 
Secretary Oogebic County Fish and Oame Association. 

Geo. C. Fosteb, 

Iran County Wisconsin Fish and Oame Association. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 227. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 50 citizens of Central Lake, in 
Antrim county, relative to the incorporation of that village. 

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations. 

No. 228. By Mr. Foote: Petition of R. V. Munger and 239 other citi- 
zens of Schoolcraft, relative to the killing of deer. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 229. By Mr. Henry: Petition of John C. Bracken and 110 other 
citizens of Allegan county relative to the killing of game. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 230. By Mr. Foote: Petition of Harsley Wyman and 62 other 
citizens of Lawton relative to the killing of deer. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 281. By Mr. Foote: Petition of H. F. Merrill and 81 other citizens 
relative to the killing of deer. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 232. By. Mr. Redfern: Petition of 110 citizens of Clinton county 
relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 233. By Mr. J. T. Campbell: Petition of David H. Dunckell and 
38 other citizens of Ingham county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 234. By Mrf J. T. Campbell: Petition of O. M. Warner and 93 
other citizens of Ingham county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 236. By Mr. Robinson: Petition of S. S. Jamison and 17 other 
citizens of Houghton conty relative to the liquor traffic. 



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Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 236. By Mr. Kingsley: Petition of Henry Loss, P. R. Willson 
and 130 other citizens of Wayne county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 237. By Mr. Ware: Petition of George H. Cobb and 16 other 
citizens of Kent county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 238. By Mr. Latimer: Petition of Henry A. Hilton and 46 other 
citizens of Mecosta county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 239. By Mr. Fitzgerald: Petition of J. W. Vickers and 113 other 
citizens of Eaton county relative to the liquor iraffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 240. By Mr. Rich: Petition of H. W. Hicks and 173 other citizena 
of Jackson county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 241. By Mr. Jones: Petition of C. H. Hall and 59 others askine 
for the detaching of certain lands from the township of Ishpeming ana 
attaching the same to the township of Tilden. 

Referred to tha committee on Towns and Counties. 

No. 242. By Mr. Sherwood: Petition of 25 voters and 30 non- voters 
of Mackinaw county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 243. By Mr. Kempf : Petition of N. S. Burton, A. Ten Brook and 56 
other citizens of Washtenaw county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No.' 244. By Mr. Kempf: Petition of Wiley W. Mills and other citi- 
zens of Washtenaw county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 245. By Mr. Kempf: Petition of Melrose R. Osborn and other 
citizens of Washtenaw county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Licjuor Traffic. 

No. 246. By Mr. Kempf: Petition of William Johnson, James Hutch- 
inson and 103 other citizens of Washtenaw county relative to the liquor 
traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 247. By Mr. Covell: Petition of D. A. Green and 50 other citizens 
of Benzie county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 248. By Mr. Wildey : Petition of V. H. Dilley and 63 other citizens 
of VanBuren county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 249. By Mr. Place: Petition of J. 0. Percival and 92 other citi- 
zens of Ionia county, relative to the liquor traffic 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 260. By Mr. Smith: Petition of A. H. McDougall and 40 other 
citizens of Houghton county, relative to passenger rates in the Upper 
Peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. • 

No. 261. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition of Alfred Meads and 14 other 
citizens of Ontonagon village relative to railroad charges in the Upper 
Peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 337 

No. 252. By Mr. : Petition of George 0. Bentley and 56 other 

citizens of Chassell, Houghton county relative to railroad charges in the 
Upper Peninsula. 

Beferred to the committee on Eailroads. 

No. 253. By Mr. : Petition of J. Wyckoff and 80 other citizens 

of Jacobsville, Houghton county, relative to railroad charges in the 
upper peninsula. 

Keferred to the committee on Eailroads. 

No. 254. By Mr. : Petition of J. A. W. Flatt and 6H other citi- 

aens of Sidnaw, Houghton county, relative to railroad charges in the 
upper peninsula. 

Referred to the committee on Railroads. 

I 

BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on City Corporations: 

The committee on City Corporations, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 252, entitled 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by the 
city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January*!, 1895, and 
authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for such 
warrants as may be found to be legal obligations against said city, and to 
provide for the payment of such certificates; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with the 
accooipanying substitute therefor, entitled 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by the 
city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January 1, 1895, and 
authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for suti 
warrants as may be found to be legal obligations against said city, and for 
any final judgment rdndered against said city by a court of competent 
jurisdiction within this State on an obligation against said city existing 
prior to said date, and to provide for the payment of such certificates; 

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substi- 
tute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of 
the subject 

CHARLES H. FISK, 

Chairman, 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The^ House concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported by 
committee. 

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on 
the general order. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

The bill was ordered printed in the Journal of today. 

The following is the bill: 
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338 JOURNAL OP THE [ February 11, 

A BILL providing for the examination of warrants or orders issned by 
the city of Iron wood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January 1, 1895, 

' and authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for 
such warrants as may hp found to be legal obligations against said city, 
and for any final judgment rendered against said city by a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction within this State on an obligation against said city 
existing prior to said date, and to provide for the payment of such 
certificates. 

Section 1. The People of the State of Michiagn enact. That it shall be 
lawful for the city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic and State of 
Michigan, to exchange with the owner and holder of any unpaid valid 
warrant or warrants issued by said city or its officers, duly authorized, 
prior to January 1, 1895, in payment of any such warrant or warrants, in 
the manner and upon the terms hereinafter provided, its several certifi- 
cates of indebtedness, dated at the time of such exchange, bearing interest 
at a rate to be fixed and approved by the common council of said city, not 
to exceed six per centum per annum from date until paid, interest payable 
on the first day of March and September in each year. The amount due 
on each such warrant so to be exchanged shall be divided into ten equal 
parts and certificates issued for each oi said parts, maturing respectively in 
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten years from the 
first day of March, 1895. Said certificates shall be drawn against and 
payable from a sinking fund, or for taxes as provided in section 2 of this 
act, and not otherwise. 

Sec. 2. Until said ^certificates have been fully paid, principal and 
interest, it is hereby made the duty of the common council and other 
proper officers of the city of Ironwood, annually to assess and levy, as part 
of the total amount of taxes to be annually assessed, levied and collected, 
upon the taxable property in said city, by said common council, or proper 
officers, a sum of money which shall be sufficient to pay : First, The 
interest accruing during the calendar year next ensuing upon the entire 
amount of certificates outstanding on the first days of March and Septem- 
ber in each year, and, Second, A sum of money sufficient to pay that part 
of said certificates which shall mature upon the first day of March next 
ensuing. The first assessment and levy shall be made and included in the 
assessment and levy made or to be made for the year 1895. The amount 
thus realized shall be by the city treasurer placed in a fund hereby created 
to be known as the * 'Certificate sinking fund, 'V and out of which fund, 
except as otherwise herein provided, and no other, the interest and princi- 
pal shall be paid on such certificates upon maturity thereof and presenta- 
tion to the city treasurer at his office in the said city of Ironwood. Pro* 
ided, hcncever, That any such certificate may be used when matured, or at 
any time within ninety days prior to its maturity, by the holder thereof, 
in payment of any taxes due or payable to said city, but in case any such 
certificate shall be so used within ninety days before its maturity, interest 
on such certificate shall be computed and allowed only to the time of its 
being so used; and for such purpose it is hereby made the duty of the 
city treasurer to accept such matured certificate or certificates which will 
mature within ninety days, for taxes. The interest on any such certifi- 
cate shall cease on maturity of such certificate, unless payment thereof 
shall then be demanded and refused, and no interest shall be allowed or 
paid on any over due interest 



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Sec. 3. For the purpose of this act it shall be the duty of the mayor .of 
said city, immediately after this act shall take effect, to appoint three 
commissioners, subject to confirmation by the common council, who shall 
be electors and taxjiayers within the city of Ironwood; such commission* 
ers, together with the city clerk and city attorney, shall be known as the 
examining board. 

Sec. 4. The commissioners appointed under this act shall, within ten 
days from the date of their appointment, meet and qualify in the same 
manner as provided by the statutes of this State for the qualification of 
justices of the peace, and at the time of such qualification they shall 
organize as such examining board by the election of one of their members 
to be president thereof. They shall hold their offices for a term not to 
exceed one year from the date of their qualification, at the expiration of 
which time, or earlier if the amount represented by certificates issued by 
said board shall have reached the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, the privileges and powers hereby created for the exchange of war- 
rants or orders for certificates of indebtedness shall cease and be of no 
further force or effect. 

Sec. 5. Said three commissioners shall each be paid by the city of 
Ironwood the sum of two dollars per day for services actually rendered 
when in session as a board, and shall receive no other fees, perquisites or 
compensation. 

Sec. 6. At the first meeting of said board they shall fix the dates when 
they will be in session as a board, and may adjourn from day to day or 
from time to time as the business may require. Notice of the first meet- 
ing of said board, stating the time when and place where such meeting 
shall be held, and requesting all persons holding any warrant or warrants 
against said city dated prior to January 1, 1895, to submit such warrant 
or orders to said board for examination, shall be published in the official 
paper of said city once each week for at least four weeks in succession, * 
and in case there shall be no official paper, then in some paper published 
in the English language in said city. 

Sec. 7. The common council shall thereupon, and at all times there- 
after, during the term of office of said commissioners, provide the said 
board with suitable office room in the city hall for its meetings and busi- 
ness uses, and supply record books, stationery and other things necessary 
for the transaction of the public business in charge of said board, and pro- 
vide for the payment in like manner as other accounts against the city, of 
all necessary and lawful expense incurred by said board. 

Sec. 8. Said board may,throuf:h its president, or any member thereof, 
issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production 
of books and papers, and shall have the same power to punish for con- 
tempt as is now vested in justices of the peace in this State and the courts 
held by them, and shall investigate all warrants produced before it issued 
or purporting to have been issued by the city of Ironwood or its officers 
against the treasurer thereof, prior to the first day of January, 1895, which 
investigation shall extend to the consideration for which such warrant was 
issued, the authority for issuing the same and all other matters concern- 
ing said warrant, and the title thereto in the hands of the person produc* 
ing the same. 

Sec. 9. The city attorney shall attend all the meetings of the board 
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340 JOURNAL OF THE [ February 11, 

representing the city, shall examine and cross-examine witnesses on behalf 
of the city in all matters relating to the purposes for which this board is 
created. 

Sec. 10. The city clerk shall be clerk of said board. It shall be his 
duty to see that the notice provided by section six of this chapter shall 
be published as therein provided. He shall keep a fair and accurate 
record of the proceedings of said board, and an accurate and descriptive 
record of all warrants certified by said board as valid warrants and legal 
obligations ajjainst said city, and the amount of each, and of all warrants 
which said board refuse to certify and its reasons tlierefor, and shall 
keep such record in the oflBce of the city clerk. 

Sec. 11. The city attorney and city clerk shall have no vote in said 
board. 

Sec. 12. No warrant or order drawn upon the treasurer of said city 
dated prior to January first, 1895, shall be paid until the same shall have 
been first examined and approved by said board, or a judgment rendered 
by a court of competent jurisdiction within this State requiring payment 
thereof, but nothing herein contained shall be construed to mean that 
the holder of any warrant shall be required to exchange the same for the 
certificates of indebtedness herein provided for. 

Sec. 13. Before any such certificates shall be issued the warrant or 
warrants sought to be exchanged therefor shall be submitted for examin- 
ation and certification to the board herein provided for. who shall endorse 
upon each warrant presented to it, which after full and careful examina- 
iton it may decide is a valid warrant or a legitimate obligation against the 
city of Iron wood, a certificate as follows: **In our opinion this is a valid 

obligation against the city of Iron wood for the sum of dollars, '* 

inserting the amount for which such board concedes such warrant a valid 
claim, which certificate, before it shall act as authority for the issuance of 
any certificate in exchange for any warrant or warrants shall be signed by 
at least a majority of said board, and in case said certificate is not signed 
by all of said board it shall, in addition, state the reason why, namely, 
that one of said commissioners is absent or does not concur, and in case 
any commissioner is of opinion such warrant is not valid or a legitimate 
obligation against said city for the amount thereby claimed, he shall, 
within tweny-four hours after such certificate is so signed by a majority 
of said boara, file with the city clerk, in writing, a statement of his reas- 
ons for such opinion. And thereupon it shall be the duty of the city clerk 
to forthwith submit a copy of such opinion to the city attorney, and it 
shall be the duty of said attorney to imme<liately examine fully the facts 
and circumstances connected with such warrant and <he authority for the 
issuance thereof, and within twenty-four hours after the submission to 
said attorney of said commissioner's opinion, or as soon thereafter as prac- 
ticable, he shall return said opinion to the city clerk, together with his own 
in writing stating whether or not certificates should be issued by the city 
of Ironwood in exchange for such warrant, and until said city 
attorney's opinion has been submitted to the mayor and clerk of said city, 
it shall be unlawful to issue any certificate in exchange for such warrant, 
and if in the opinion of said city attorney and of said dissenting commis- 
sioner no certificate should be issued for such warrant, it shall be unlaw- 
ful to issue any therefor. 

Sec. 14. Upon delivery to the city clerk of any such warrant or war- 
rants approved and duly certified by said board, or by two of said board 



1896.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 341 

and the city attorney, in case one of said commissioners objects to approv- 
ing such warrant or warrants, the mayor and clerk of said city may there- 
upon issne certificates of indebtedness of said city for the amount so cer- 
tified by said board, payable out of the sinking fund hereinbefore pro- 
vided for, or for taxes due or payable to said c ity as provided in section 
two, and only upon the terms hereinbefore named, and shall thereupon 
cancel said warrant or warrants and file the same with the city clerk. 

Sec. 15. Upon proper certification to the city clerk of any final judg- 
ment rendered by a court qf competent jurisdiction against said city on an 
obligation existing prior to January first, 1895, the mayor and city clerk 
of said city may issue in payment of such judgment the certificates of 
indebtedness in this act provided for, but only upon the same terms, 
time and conditions herein provided for the issuance of certificates of 
indebtedness in exchange for warrants. 

Sec. 16. The total amount represented by the certificates of indebted- 
nrps which may be issued by paid board under this act shall not exceed 
the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sec. n. This act shall be deemed a public act and shall be favorably, 
construed in all courts and places. 

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR. 

The Speaker announced the following: • 

Executive Office, ) 
Lansing, February 11, 1895. ) 
To ihe House of Representatives: 

I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Sec- 
retary of State, 
House bill No. 199, being, 

An act to prevent the catching of trout in the Ellis brook, in town 1 
north, range 7 west, State of Michigan. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. EICH, 

Governor, 
The message was laid on the table. 
The Speaker also announced the following : 

Executive Office, > 
Lansing, February 8, 1895. \ 

To Ihe Houife of Representatives: 

I have this day approved, signed, and deposited in the office of the Sec- 
retary of State 

Bouse bill No. 223, being 

An act to amend bection 1 of act No. 279 of the local acts of 1891, entitled 
"All act to incorporate the village of Watervliet, in the county of Berrien," 
approved April 9, 1891. 

Very respectfully 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor. 

The message was laid on the table. 



842 JOURNAL OP THE [February 11. 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE. 

The Speaker also announced the following : 

I Senate Chamber, ) 

Lansing f February 11^ 1895. \ 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir— I am instrncted by the Senate to inform the House that Senators 
Bialy, Warner and Keeler have been appointed on the part of the Senate 
under the following resolution: 

Whereas, Our State and nation has been called upon to mourn the 
untimely death of Michigan's gallant statesman and magnificent citizen, 
the Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge; therefore be it 

Resolved (the Senate concurring). That a joint committee of three 
Representatives and three Senators be appointed to arrange for a joint 
memorial convention of the two Houses that opportunity may be given for 
paying fitting tribute to the memory of him, our illustrious dead. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWARD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 



The message was laid on the table. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 



Senate Chamber, ) 
5. J 



Lansing, February 7, 1895. 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following 
concurrent resolution: 

Whereas, Proceedings are pending in congress looking to the rei)eal of 
the act setting aside certain lands on the island of Mackinac as a national 
park; and 

Whereas, Large numbers of our citizens are lessees from the govern- 
ment of portions of said park and have at great expense built houses and 
made other improvements thereon; and 

Whereas, On account of its location and historic interest it is desirable 
that the lands in question be continued in the general government, for the 
purposes in the act of congress designated; therefore 

Resolved (the House concurring), That the Senators and members of 
congress from this State be and they are hereby requested to oppose the 
proposed action and to use all honorable means to defeat the same; 

Which has been adopted by the benate and in which the concurrence 
of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS K ALWAKD. 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 343 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing^ February 8, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow- 
ingbill: 

House bill No. 136, entitled 

A bill to allow the village of Ontonagon, in the county of Ontonagon, 
and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue bonds in the sum of 
$12,000 to extend its system of water works and to complete its electric 
lighting plant; 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of 
all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect 
has ordered the same to take immediate effect. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment 
and presentation to the Governor. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Lansing^ February 8, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following 
bill: 

House bill No. 135, entitled 

A bill to authorize the school district known as the public schools of the 
township of Ontonagon to borrow money to be used in the payment of the 
outstanding indebtedness of said district; 

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote 
of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators 
elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill was referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment, 
and presentation to the Governor. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chambeb, ) 
Ltansingy February 8, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

ISib— I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the follow- 
ing bill: 

Senate bill No. 37 (file No. 34). entitled 

A bill to provide for selecting and drawing jurors for the circuit court 
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344 JOURNAL OP THE ( February 11, 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered 
to take immediate effect, and in all of which the concurrence of the House 
is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWAED, 

Secretary of the Senate, 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Senate Chamber, ) 
Lansing, February 8, 1895. ) 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the fol- 
lowing bill: 

Senate bill No. 57 (file No. 40), entitled 

A bill requiring the Secretary of State and the Deputy Secretary of 
State and tbe Private Secretary and Executive Clerk of the Governor to 
give bonds for the faithful discharge of their official duties; 

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators 
elect, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. 

Very respectfully, 

DENNIS E. ALWABD, 

Secretary of the Senate. 

The bill wag read a first and second time by its title, and referred to 
the committee on State Affairs. 

NOTICES. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of Sagola, in the county of Dickinson, 
to provide means for the extinjaruishment of fires in said township; to 
regulate their use and maintenance, and to provide for the payment of the 
cost and the expenses incident to maintaining the same. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to enable the city council of the city^of Iron Mountain, to cause 
to be raised by tax for school purposes, in each of the years 1895 
and 189(), a sum equal to three per cent on the dollar of the taxable valua- 
tion of the taxable property in said city of Iron Mountain, as shown by 
the tax rolls of the preceding year. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the collection, compilation and reprinting of the 
general laws of this State. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to detach certain territory from the county of Manitou and attach 
the same to the county of Leelanau, in this St^te. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 345 

Mr. Covell gave notice thfeit at some f utare day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Northport, in the township of Leela- 
nau, in the county of Leelanau, and State of Michigan. 

Mr. Amidon gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the city of Sturgis. 

Mr. Fitzgerald gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Sunfield, in the county of Eaton. 

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of Baraga, in the county of Baraga, to 
borrow money to be used in the payment of judgments and outstanding 
orders of said township and to issue bonds therefor. 

Mr. Smith gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend continuous paragraph 7449, being section 34 of chapter 
262 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan. 

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introd uce 

A bill to repeal act No. 264 of the Public acts of 1887, entitled "An act 
to provide for the recovery of damages for injuries caused or sustained by 
reason of defective public highways, streets, bridues, sidewalks, cross- 
walks or culverts, and to repeal act No. 244 of public acts of the year 1879, 
being compiler's sections 1442, 1443, 3444, 1445 and 1446 of Howell's 
annotated statutes of Michigan," approved June 27, 1887. 

Mr. Brown gave notice that at some future dny he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 2, 3 and 11 of act 354 of the local acts of 1887, 
entitled " An act to incofporate the city of Midland," as amended by act 
No. 353 of the local acts of 1891, and art 236 of the local acts of 1893, and 
to add a new section thereto to stand as section 12. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to form a fractional school district in the townships of Bingham 
and Paris, Huron county. 

Mr. Madill gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to fix the number of brakemen on passenger trains on railroads in 
this State. 

Mr. Rich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to divide the State of Michigan into twelve congressional districts. 

Mr. Rich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
introduce 

A bill to repeal act No. 211 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act 
to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Pood Commissioner and to 
define his powers and duties, and fix his compensation." 

Mr. Rich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the registration of electors and the holding of 
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346 JOURNAL OP THE [February 11, 

elections in school district No. 17 in the city of Jackson and the town- 
ships of Blackman and Summit. 

Mr. Bich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to require the warden of the State Prison at Jackson to employ 
under certain conditions, unemployed convicts having less than two years 
to serve, in quarrying stone and building walls or dykes on each side of 
Grand river, for the purpose of improving the outlet for the sewage of said 
prison. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend sections 64, 67, 68, 69, 72, 74, 76, 76 and 79 of chapter 
7 of the revised statutes of 1846, the same being sections 176, 179, 180, 
181, 184, 186, 187, 188 and 191 of Howell's annotated statutes of 1882, 
relative to the composition of the board of county canvassers. 

Mr. Taylor gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to regulate the examination of adverse parties as witnesses in 
suits at law and in equity. 

Mr. Rowley gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 8, of act No. 203 of the public acts of 1877, 
entitled "An act relative to dividing townships and villages into election 
districts, and to provide for the registration of electors in such cases'' being 
section 131 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Henry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Douglas. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 4 of chapter 3, section 1 of chapter 4, 
section 1 of chapter 5 and section 1 of chapter 8, of act No. 227 of the pub- 
lic act of 1885, entitled *'An act to provide for the construction and main- 
tenance and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal 
all other acts relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by 
the several acts amendatory thereof. 

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide the organization of a relief expedition to go in search 
of the rolling stock of the South Haven and Eastern Railroad which dis- 
appeared during the storm of last week and from which no tidings has at 
present been received. 

Mr. Fisk gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 10 of act No. 276 of the public acts of 1889, 
entitled "An act for the protection of game," said section 10 being com- 
piler's section 2215j of volume 3, Howell's annotated statutes of this State. 

Mr. Bice gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the sale of State tax lands. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 3^7 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Bay county to issue 
$100,000 of bonds for the purpose of refunding $100,000 of stone-road 
bonds due August 1, 1897. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 502 of HowelPs annotatad statutes and all acts 
amendatory thereof, to provide for the compensation of the members of 
the board of supervisors. 

Mr. Perry gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Copemish, in Manistee county, 
Michigan. 

Mr. J?erry gave notice that at some futare day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 3 of chapter 16 of the revised statutes of 1846, 
relative to the powers and duties of townships, the same being section 671 
of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to authorize the township of Carp Lake in the county of Ontona- 
gon and State of Michigan, to borrow money to be used in the payment of 
outstanding orders of said township, and to issue bonds therefor. 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 152 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled '' An act to amend sections 1, 8, 9, 12 and 15 of act No. 276 of 
the public acts of 1889, entitled *An act for the protection of game.' " 

Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to repeal sections 3, 6 and 7 of act No. 276, of the public acts of 
1889, entitled ''An act for the protection of game." 

INTBODUOTION OF BILLS. 

Mr. Jones, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 328, entitled 

A bill to detach certain land from the township of Ishpeming in the 
county of Marquette, and attach the same to the township of Tilden in the 
said county of Marquette. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 329, entitled 

A bill to make an appropriation for building one detached building for 
patients, for additional fire protection, for a physician's house at the 
colony, for a horse bam, and shed for wagons, farm implements and the 
storage of hay, and for extraordinary repairs and renewals, at the Michigan 
Asylum for the Insane at Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Michigan Asylum for Insane. 



348 JOURNAL OP THE [February 11, 

Mr. Bice, previous notice haying been given and leave being granted,, 
introduced 

House bill No. 330, entitled 

A bill ta detach certain territory from the township of Burt in the^ 
county of Cheboygan and attach the same to the township of Tuscarora in 
said county. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and counties. 

Mr. Marsilje, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 331, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the city of Grand Haven, in the county of Ottawa,, 
and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Smith, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 332, entitled 

A bill to provide for the incorporation of tents of the Independent Order 
of Bechabites in North America. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Eeligious and Benevolent Societies. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,- 
introduced 

House bill No. 333, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the city of Traverse City in the county of Grand 
Traverse, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistant (herewith) 
therewith. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Bradburry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 334, entitled 

A bill to provide for the sale of State tax lands. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on 'General Taxation. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 335, entitled 

A bill to require instruction in vocal music in schools in the incorpor- 
ated cities, and at teachers' institutes in the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Education. 

Mr. Baird, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 336, entitled 

A bill to provide for the preparing of abstracts from the records in the 
oflSce of the register of deeds by the said officer, and to authorize the board 
of supervisors to provide for the expense thereof and the manner and fees 
for the issue of the said abstracts, and to provide a penalty for the failare 
to perform the duties prescribed by this act. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to. 
the committee on Judiciary. 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 349 

Mr. Donovan, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 337, entitled 

A bill to regulate the business of plumbing and building drainage and 
the conduct thereof in the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Public Health. 

Mr. Foster moved that the House adjourn until 9 o'clock tomorrow 
morning, 

Which motion prevailed, and 

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 9 o'clock a. m. 
tomorrow. 



Lansing, Tuesday ^ February 12, 1895. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by 
the Speaker. 

Boll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Belknap, Benoit, Henderson, Hilton, W. 
D. Kelly, Linderman, Rogner, StoU, Voorheis, Waite, Waldo, Williams, 
Woodruff and Wortley. 

On motion of Mr. Weeks, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Belknap for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Brown, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Voorheis for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Ware, 

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Chilver for the day. 

On motion of Mr. Co veil, 

Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day. 

PBESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 255. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 40 citizens of Manitou county 
against the disorganization of Manitou county and the attaching of the 
same to other counties. 

Beferred to the committee on Towns and Counties. 

No. 256. By mail to the Clerk: Petition of ^5 citizens of Ogemaw 
county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

Na 257. By mail to the clerk: Petition of 10 citizens of Ogemaw 
county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 258 By Mr. Holmes: Petition of William F. Przybylowski and 
28 other citizens of Detroit, relative to the Detroit health board bill. 

Beferred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 259. By Mr. Holmes: Petition of Joseph Weiport and 24 other 
citizens of Detroit, relative to the health board bill. , 

Beferred to the committee on City Corporations. 



/ 
350 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

No. 260. By Mr. Holmes: Petition of J. F. Walsh and 17 other cit- 
izens of Detroit, relative to the health board bill. 

Eeferred to the committee on City Corporations. 

No. 261. By Mr. Kingsley: Petition of Herbert Wright and 63 other 
citizens of Wayne county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 262. By Mr. Edgar: Petition of J. E. Bliven, E. H. Plunkett, 
H. D. Ellis and 253 other citizens of Lenawee county relative to fish shates 
on the Raisin river. 

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 268. By Mr. Morse: Petition of Chas. Nease and 115 other citi- 
zens of Ionia county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 264. By Mr. Latimer: Petition of Thompson Trumble and 48 
other citizens of Mecosta county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 265. By Mr. Saxton: Petition of Lorenzo Nowlin and 57 other 
citizens of Jackson county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 266. By Mr. Latimer: Petition of M. E. Partridge and 42 other 
citizens of Mecosta county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 267. By Mr. Latimer: Petition of Wendell Wiltse and 26 other 
citizens of Mecosta county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 268. By Mr. Baird: Petition of J. A. Lowry and 48 other voters 
and Mrs. H. 8. Cooper and 10 other non- voters of Midland county relative 
to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 269. By Mr. Perry: Petition of M. S. Howes, John Daugherty 
and 25 others relative to powers and duties of townshipa 

On demand of Mr. Perry, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

Manistee, Mich., January 3, 1895. 

To the Governor and members of Senate and State Legislature of 
Michigan: 

We the undersigned taxpayers of Manistee county, Michigan, desire to 
show you the wrong done us in our respective townships bv men and boys 
voting at our spring elections by acclamation on raising of funds to build 
roads and other extreme appropriations. It is often the case when these 
amounts are voted on that men who are not taxpayers and also boys under 
legal age of voters and also non-residents vote on the raising of special 
funds. We hereby petition your honorable bodies to make it a law that 
no one be entitled to vote on raising these funds who is not a taxpayer of 
the township and a legal voter. 

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. 

No. 270. By Mr. Aplin: Petition of 46 citizens of Bay county, relative 
to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 271. By Mr. Cathro: Petition of W. Willis and 120 other citizens 
of Otsego county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 351 

No. 272. By Mr. Redfern: Petition of Francis H. Seymour and 61 
other citizens of Montcalm county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 273. By Mr. Bedfern: Petition of J. W. Ledyard and 16 other 
citizens of Clinton county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 274. By Mr. Harris: Petition of 50 citizens of Antrim county, 
relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 275. By Mr. Harris: Petition of A. G. Jackson and 233 other citi- 
zens of Antrim county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Iraffic. 

No. 276. By Mr. Kimmis: Petition of George N. Vauhor and other 
citizens of Oakland county, relative to the liquor traffic. ' 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 277. By Mr. Madill: Petition of D. McGugor and 79 other cit- 
izens of Huron county, relative to the liqnor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 278. By Mr. Place: Petition W. A. Bubinson and 46 other citizens 
of Cheboygan and Emmet counties relative to the game laws. 

Beferred to the committee on Fisheries and Game. 

No. 279. By Mr. Clark: Petition of Jacob Daub, William Henry and 
63 other citizens of Mason county relative to the liquor traffic. 

Beferred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. * 

No. 2ri0. By Mr. Wildey: Petition of Van Buren County Grange No. 
13, against "the township unit school law." 

Beferred to the committee on Education. 

No. 281. By Mr. Graham: Petition of Edward T. MuUin, J. Gill and 
130 other citizens of Kent county relative to butter compounds. 

On demand of Mr. Graham, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as 
follows: 

To the Senate and Hottse of Representatives of the State of Michigan: 

We, the undersigned citizens of the State of Michigan, do hereby peti- 
tion your honorable body to prohibit by proper legislation the manufacture 
and sale of any butter compound colored to imitate yellow butter. 

Beferred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 282. By Mr. Graham: Petition of Grattan Grange No. 170 against 
the township unit school bill. 

On demand of Mr. Graham, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, 
as follows: 

Grattan^ Mich., Feb. 7, 1895. 

To the Hon. Robert Ghraham, Representative, Landing, Mich. : 

Dear Sir — There has been introduced into the Seuate a bill known as 
"The Township Unit School Law," the same being Senate bill No 66. This 
bill, though optional in form, is one which for years has been discussed by 
the Michigan Grange and nowhere meets with the favor of those ^hom it 
would affect. The matter has again recently been considered by Grattan 
Grange, Na 170 of Grattan and, by resolution, we respectfully protest 



352 JOURNAL OP THE [February 12, 

against its passage and earnestly request you to do what you can to defeat 
its enactment. 

Very truly yours, 

L. A. Elkins, Master. 

C. M. Slayton, Secretary, 

Eeferred to the committee on Education. 

No. 2S3. By Mr. Graham: Petition of Bockford Grange, No. 110, 
against the town&hip unit school law. 

On demand of Mr. Graham, 

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the journal, as 
follows: 

Rockfordj Mich., February P, 1895. 

To Hon. R. D, Oraham, Represent ative^ Lansing^ Mich. : 

Dear Sir — There has been introduced into the Senate a bill known as 
"The township unit school law," the same being Senate bill No. 66. This 
bill, though optional in form, is one which for years has been discussed by 
the Michigan Grange and nowhere meets with the favor of those whom it 
would affect. The matter has again recently been considered by Rockford 
Grange, No. 110, of lioi-k ford, and, by resolution, we respectfully protest 
against its passage and earnestly request you to do what you can to defeat 
its enactment. 

Very truly yours, 

A. Davis, Master. 

E. R. Keech, Secretary. 
Referred to committee on Education. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

By the committee on Judiciary: 

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 

House joint resolution No. 1 (file No. 14), entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 9 
of the constitution of this State, relative to the salaries of State officers; 

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the 
accompanying substitute therefor, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 9 of the 
constitution of this State, relative to salaries of State officers; 

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substi- 
tute do pass, and ask to be discharged from" the further consideration of 
the subject 

GEO. G. COVELL, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported by 
committee. 

Mr. Wildey moved that the joint resolution be printed in the Journal, 
and that the rules be suspended and the third reading of the joint resolu- 
tion be made the special order for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock 
p. m. 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 353 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. ^ ' 

The following; is the joint resolution : 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 9 of the 
constitution of this State relative to salaries of State oflScers. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of 
Michigan^ That an amendment to section 1 of article 9 of the constitution 
of this State be and the same is hereby proposed to read as follows: 

Section 1. The Governor shall receive an annual salary of $4,000; the 
judges of the circuit court shall each receive an annual salary of $2,500; 
the State Treasurer shall receive an annual salary of $2,500; the Secretary 
of State shall receive an annual salary of $2,500; the Commissioner of the 
Land Office shall receive an annual salary of $2,500; the Attorney Generid 
shall receive an annual salary of $3,500; the Superintendent of Public 
Instruction shall receive an annual salary of $2,000; they shall receive no 
fees or perquisites whatever for the performance of any duties connected 
with their office, and they shall personally attend to the duties of their 
office. It shall not be competent for the Ijegislature* to increase the sala- 
ries herein provided. Be it further 

Resolved^ That said amendment shall be submitted to the people of this 
State at the next spring election, on the first Monday in April in the year 
1895, and the Secretary of State is hereby required to give notice of the 
same to the sheriffs of the several counties of this State, at least twenty 
(20) days prior to said election. 

The ballots for and against this amendment shall be printed at the loot 
of the general ticket as provided by law, and designated as follows: 
Amendment to the constitution relative to salaries of State officers, — 
"Yes." Amendment to the constitution relative to salaries of State 
officers, — "No." Said ballots in all respects to be canvassed and return 
made as in elections of justices of the supreme court. 

By the committee on Towns and Counties: 

The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred 

House bill No. 14, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of South Arm to borrow money for 
use in building roads and bridges, and issue bonds therefor; 

Bespectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, 
and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend- 
ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and 
that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

C. K. HOTT, 

Chairman. 

Beport accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Harris, 

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage. 

The bill was then read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote 
on the passage thereof, 

Mr. Miller moved to amend the bill by inserting in line 2, section 2^ 
before the word ** majority,*' the words " two-thirds;" 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

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The bill was then passed, a majority of all the members elect voting 
therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 

YEAS. 



•. Allen 


Mr. Flood 


Mr. Moore 


Amidon 


Foster 


Morse 


Aplin 


Graham 


Mulvey 


Baird 


Harris 


Otis 


Belknap 


Henry 


Parkinson 


Bradbury 


Herrig 


Pearson 


Brown 


Holmes 


Perry 


Campbell, H. F. 


Hoyt 


Place 


Campbell, J. T. 


Jones 


Redfern 


Cathro 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rice 


Chamberlain 


Kempf 


Rich 


Chilver 


Kent 


Richardson 


Clark 


Kimmis 


Robinson 


Cook 


Kingsland 


Rose 


Cousins 


Kingsley 


Rowley 


Covell 


Latimer 


Saxton 


Curtis, Q. M. 


Lee 


Sherwood 


Curtis, M. S. 


Lonsbnry 


Wagar 


Davis 


MadiU 


Ware 


Donovan 


Marsh 


Weekes 


Edgar 


Marsilje 
McNall 


Wildey 


Ferguson 


Williams 


Fitzgerald 


Miller 


Speaker 



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NATS 

Title agreed to. 
On motion of Mr. Harris, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFI0EB8. 

The Speaker announced the following : 

Executive Office, Michigan, ) 
Lansing, January 19 ^ 1895. J 

To the Speaker of the House of, Representatives: 

Sir — In accordance with the resolution of the House requiring each 
State department to furnish the House. with a detailed statement in 
regard to its employes, I have the honor to submit the following report: 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. RICH, 

Governor, 



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Statement of Expenses of the Executive Department for the fiscal year ending June 

30, 1894. 



GBnEBAI. ALLOWAMOB. 



Dtto. 



Items. 



Amcrant. 



July 24 



Aug. 80 

Feb. 28 
Jan. 7 

July U 

Aug. 14 

7 



Jan 2 



Allowed July ae, 1899. 

Po8ta«efor Aa«aat. 1898 

Weetern Union Tel^rapb Co., 

For memases from JaneltoSO, 18(|8, inolosWe 

Miohigan Beli Telephone Co., 

For memagM f rom Joly 6 to 26, 1893. ineloaiye 

Foetal Teiesraph Co.. 

For meaeage, Jane 2, 1898 

Allowed Autnut 80, 1898, 

Postage for September, 1808 

John T. Rich, 
For exjpenie Tisiting Soldiers' Home, hotel 

chair oar, 26e; hack, BOo i 

Tisit to Honaeof Correction, hotA, $1.50, hack, 50o , 

** Marqoette Prison, fiue 

hotel _ 

carriage 

sleeper to Lapeer > 

ferry* BOe; sapper, 60c , 

parlor car, 2Bc; breakfast, BOc , 

For reporting joint meeting of the aeveral State institations, and joint meeting 

of prison boards — 

teanscribiog report _ 

copies of mir>at<*a of meeting to members of board, 7 copies, @ 25c 

Wfstem Union Tt* legraph Co., 

For messages from Jnly 5 to 29, 1888, inolosiTe 

Miohigan Bell Telephone Co., 
For messages from Jaiy 10 to 26, 1893, inolosiye.. 

Allowed September 37, 1893. 

For postage for October, 1898 ., 

MichiganBell Telephone Co., 

For messages from Aagast 1 to 24, 1898, indasiye «_ , 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For messages from Aogost 9 to 81, 1S98, inelasiye 

Allowed OoM>er 25, 1893, 
Michigan Beli Telephone Co., 

For messages from September 9 to 29, 1893, inelasiye 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For messages from September 4 to 20, 1893, indasiye 

Allowed November 29, 1898. 
Ezecatiye Department, 

For poetage f or December, 1898 _ 

Western Union Telegraph Co.. 

For messages from October 2 to 80, 1898, indasiye... ., 

Miohigan Bell Telephone Co., 

For messages from October 4 to 81, 1K98, Indasiye... ..^ 

Allowed December 27, 1898, 
Bzecntiye office. 

For poetagefor January, 1504 

MichigiEm Bell Telephone Co., 

For messages from December 2 to 28, 1898, indasiye 

U. S. Express Co., 

For express, October 4, 1898 

Allowed January 81, 1894, 
Specialty Mannfactoring Co., 
Tor H doa No. 8 binding 
H " " 4 
16 cabinet indexes 

Amount carried forward 



$10 00 


ISlfr 


295 


» 


10 00 


800 


8oa 


76 


2oa 


uoo 


150 


100 


800 


100 


76 


500 


280 


176 



280 
66 



10 oo 


160 


280 


60 


6 61 


25 OO 


7 70 


860 


10 00 


496 


7^ 


250 
160 
100 



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Itema. 



Aog, 9 



Allowed January 8U 1894, 

Amoant brooffht forward - — 

Western Unioa Telegraph Co., 

For memaffOA from Nov. 6 to Deo. 80, 189S, inoliiBiye 

Michigan BeJl Telephone Co., 

For meeeairee from Deo. 1 to 25, 1808, inelaaiTe 

American Bxprraa Co.. 

For express Jan. 4. 1894 - - — 

Nov. 2 and Dec. 6, 1898 

Allowed February 98, 1894, 
Ezeontiye Department, 

For postage for month of Maroh, 1894 

American Express Co., 

For express from Jan. 80 to Feb. 17, 1894 

Michigan Bell Telephone Co^ 

For messages from Jan. 1 to 12, 1894 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For messages from Jan. 8 to 31, 1804 

Postal Telegraph Co., 

For messages Feb. 6 and 7, 1894 .' 

Allowed March 28, 1894. 
Exeootiye Office, 

For postage for April — 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For messages Feb. I to 21, 1894 

Michigan Bell Telephone Co., 

For messages Feb. 5 to 27, 1894 

Postal Telegraph Co., 

For message Nov. 2,1894 _ 

Allowed April 25, 1894. 
Helen L. Earle, 

For typewriting for execntlTe offloe.. 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For messages, March I to 28, 1894 

Michigan Bell Telephone Co., 

For messages. March 2 to 80, 1894 

American Express Co., 

For exprsss, April 5 to U, 1894 

Allowed May 81, 1894. 
Bxeontive Department, 

Postage for Jnne, 1894 , 

Hel«*n L. Earle. • 

For typewriting for Exeontive office, 191 letters 

copying lln lett»*r8 and telegrams 

Western Union Telegraph Co;, 

For messages \prir4 to 80 

Michigan BeU Telephone Co., 
• For messages from April 8 to 20 

Allowed June 27, 1894. 
Ezeontiye Department, 

For postage for Joly, 1894 

Helen L. Earle, 

For stenof^raphy and typewriting for Execntiye office 

Western Union Telegraph Co., 

For meroages from May 8 to 31 , 

Michigan Bell Telephone Co., 

For messaicea from May 1 to 25 

American Express Co., 

For express from April 80 to May 19 

Postal Telegraph (^.o., 

For messages, May 25 

Total for general allowance 

PBINTIKa. 

Allowed Auouet 90, 1893. 
Robert Smith A Co., 

For 1,000 enyelopes, No.O. sam. 18 

800 enyelopes. No. 10, sam. 19 

Amount carried forward ..... .— — . - — . 



Amount. 



$154 62 


69 29 


400 


60 
178 


86 00 


109 


145 


18 21 


74 


10 00 


15 49 


860 


2 71 


lOQ 


18 76 


306 


66 



80 00 

600 
250 

16 94 

480 



80 00 
10 00 
80 06 
4 10 
120 
60 



$483 54 



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25 



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Items. 



Amount. 



Sept. 18 



Oct. 14 

Nov. 7 
18 

Dm. 7 

18 

Feb. 8 
Mar. IS 



Apr. 4 
16 

May U 

June 5 



Jaly 15 
Dec. 11 

Jan. 11 
Mar. 17 



Amoont brooirht forward. 

Robert Smith JbCo., 
For 8,000 envelopes, sam. 18.... 

126 envelopes, sam. 18 

240 note heads, same 48... 
1,000 notary applications, f 
paper for same 



AUowed September 87, 1899. 



n.lS. 



Bobert Smith & Co.. 
For 600 letter heads, aam. 60... 



Bobert Smith & Co.. 
For furnishing and printing ItOOO envelopes.... 
400 Thanksgiving proclamations, sam. 82., 
paper for same 



Allowed October 25, 189$, 
AUoioed November 29, J898. 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For 400 proclamations mines cloeing, sam. 82 . 
800 proclamations mines closing, sam. 82 . 
paper for same 



AUowed December 37, 189$, 



Bobert Smith A Co., 
For 1,000 envelopes, sam. 19. 



Allowed February 28, 1894, 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For 250 order for transfer of patients, sam. 10.. 



Allowed March 28, 1894, 



naper for same... 
2,000 envelopes, si 
famishing same . 



.16.. 



Bobert Smith & Co., 

For 250 blanks, commissioners', sam. 10 

paper for same. 

800 ^bor Day proclamations, same 82 . 
paper for same. 



Allowed ApHl 25, 1894, 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For 2,000 proclamations, Stockbridge, 
paper for same 



Allowed May 81, 1894, 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For 1,500 proclamations, sam. 82. 
1,000 notary blanks, sam. 18 . 
paper for same 



Allowed June 71, 1894, 



Total for printing.. 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For cottiog paper, 12 cuts, sam. 50.. 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For blocking 12 letter heads, sam. 47.. 
12 note *' " 48,. 



Allowed July 26, 1893, 
Allowed December 7n, 1898, 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For blocking IS note heads, sam. 48.. 



Allowed January 81, 1894, 



Allowed March 28, 1894, 
Bobert Smith & Co.. 

For binding 1 order book, H Bnssia, cloth sides, 6 qnires, sam. 89 

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10 

20 

160 

100^ 



160 
800 
160 



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May Iff 

22 

July U 
Aug. 25 



Oet. 4 



Deo. 22 

Feb. 8 

18 

Mar. 10 



Jane ao 
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Amoant broncbt forward 

Bobert8mithAC;a, 
For folding 200 proolamationa, i 



Allowed AprU 26, 1894. 



11.16. 



Bobert Smith & Co., 
For folding 200 proclamations, earn. 16 . 
" 1.500 " " 18. 



Allowed May 81, 1894. 



T6tal for binding.. 



8TATIONXBT. 

Ihling Broe. A Brerard, 
For 1 ream 17x22 dO lb. Sootoh ledger @ 21o, earn. 28a . 
GOO No. 224 B. yisitingca]^ 



Allowed July 28, 1898, 



Ihling Broe. & Eyerard, 

For 2,000 XXX. No. 6 envelopes @ $1.20. earn. 208 

m ream 28 lb. Demy Sootoh ledger & 21c, sam. 28a. 

Uth. 2.000 letter heads @ 83.00. sam. I 

' 2,000 note heads® $2.50, sam. 2 



Allowed AuotUt 80, 1898, 



blocking 2.000 note heads, 20 blocks @ lo . 
}i ream Urane's snperfine oct. note S% lb. 
125 T" " --' — 



\ No. 2 Baronial envelopes, 8% lb. 



Ihling Bros. & Byerard. 
For 10 lbs. blotting paper @ 13o, sam. 1. 



Allowed October 25, 1898, 



Ihling Bros. & Everard, 
For 1 lb. sponges, sam. 150 .. 

A. M. Emery. 
For 1 doB. tablets of paper.. 



AUoioed November 29, 1898, 



Ihling Bros. & Ererard. 
For H doB. qoarts Garter's extra blank copying ink. 



Allowed December 27, 1898, 



Ihling Bros. & Ererard, 
For 1 gross pencils, sam. SOD 

2 reams 24x36, 160 lbs. manilla @ 8c. sam. 3 . 
1 ream 28 lb. Scotch folio @ 21c, sam. 28a ... 
lith. 2,000 letter heads @ $8.00, sam. 1 



Allowed February 28, 1894, 



Ihling Bros. & Ererard, 
For 1-12 gross American B. B. pencils @ $4 50, sam. 82a . 

1-6 doz. paper weights, sam. 79 

1-12 doz. paper folders, sam. 75B.. 

)4 doz. rabber erasers, sam. ftOa 

1-12 doz. mliag pens, sam. 107 

1 arm rest, sam. 148a 

1 ink stand, sam 72G 

H doz. letter openers 

i-12 gross No. 814 Eagle pencils @ $6.00 



Allowed March 28, 1894, 



Ihling Bros. & Eyerard, 

For 8.000 No. 8 XXX white envelopes @ $1.20, sam. 203. 
James Lewis, 

For % doz. pens @ $6.00 



Allowed June 27, 1894, 



Total for stationery . 



BSOAPITITIiATIOK. 



General allowance . . 

Printing 

Binding 

Stationery- 



Total allowance for Exeontiye Office. , 



Amount. 



$8 77 


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$4 87 


$4 4a 
200 


240 
8 82 
600 
500 
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100 
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225 



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060 
588 
600 



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85 
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260 



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$483 54 

50 80 

4 87 

71 8a 



$660 54 



860 JOURNAL OP THE tPebruaiy 12, 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Attobnet Genebal's Office, ) 
Lansing^ Feb. 7, 1S95. ) 

To the HoiLse of Representatives : 

Gentlemen — In obedience to your request I do most respectfully fur- 
nish you with such information as I have in my possession, relative to the 
legal department of this State, as called for by resolution of Representa- 
tive Kempf: 

Act No. 87 of public acts of 1891, as amended by act No. 127 of the 
public acts of 1893, gives much of the information called for. The Attor- 
ney General receives $2.19 a day and is permitted to hire, if necessary, 
clerical assistance to the amount of $3,000, so that the entire amount 
appropriated for this department is $3,800. And this, notwithstanding the 
fact that new and extra duties have been imposed on the Attorney General 
at every session of the Legislature in recent years; that he is the chief 
law officer of the State, and all of its vast and varied interests are commit- 
ted to him for protection, so far as their legal aspects are concerned. I 
have three men regularly in my employment as clerks, viz.: Henry E. 
Chase, George H. Kuhns and Roger W ykes, who live, when at home, in 
Grand Bapids. They are either lawyers or soon will be. Two are over 
thirty years of age and one nearly twenty-one. These clerks receive the 
three thousand dollars for their services, except when they are unable to 
do the work, when a part of it must be paid to others who shall render 
the assistance. 

I have not all the items of expense connected with conducting the 
department for the last fiscal year, as I only assumed the duties of the 
office on January 1, 1895. But I find from the report of the Board of 
State Auditors, for 1894, on page 113, that the total allowance for this 
department was $2,503.27, which includes traveling expenses, printing, 
binding and stationery. It is impossible to estimate in detail the amount 
of money required for the present year, as it is difficult to consider from a 
business standpoint the affairs of an office which is controlled by a consti- 
tutional provision adopted forty-five years ago, when Micnigan was but 
sparsely inhabited and when a member of the constitutional convention 

fravely inquired, "Why should we have an Attorney General any how? 
[e would not live here in Lansing, but in Detroit, and how, I ask, could 
we ever get an opinion from him over these terrible muddy rocids, and 
besides the State has nothing for him to do." The convention finally 
yielded to the majority and regarding it as a nominal office gave it a nomi- 
nal salary, viz. : $800. In consequence of this policy the State has lost 
millions of dollars. 

As was said in the last report of the late Attorney General Ellis, and it 
cannot be successfully contradicted, the State has lost njore money by 
neglect through this office in the past forty years in the one item of land 
grants than would hire ten Attorney Generals at a princely salary for fifty 
years to come. 

In the recent case of the State of Michigan vs. The Flint & Pere Mar- 
quette Bailroad Co., et. al, the State claimed title to vast quantities of land 
which had come into the possession of defendant railroad company; but 
the Supreme Court of this State decided '*that as the State had slept for 
years upon its alleged rights, its claim had become stale, and that it is now 
•estopped to assert title in itself; that the claim of the State has no found- 



1806.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 861 

stion in eqnily, justice or good conscience." And so it is, that the State 
through its niggardly policy has, in very many ways, lost its possessions, 
and has been deprived of its rights through neglect; and so it is likely to 
be, until the policy is changed. 

Again quoting from the Attorney General's report, he says, **It will not 
do to go back to farming out the work, nor would it do to repeal the laws, 
and have the prosecuting attorneys of the several counties charge up to 
the people of the State from four to five thousand dollars a year for doing 
work which should be done in this department." 

It is impossible to say how much the State has paid out annually by the 
** farming out process." But in the year 1891, when a committee of the 
Senate was charged with the duty of making an investigation, the com- 
mittee rendered a report that the total fees and expenses allowed and paid 
to outside attorneys that year, was $13,480.84, but that this did not 
embrace the entire expense for the year. Assuming that this was a fair 
average, the members of your honorable body will begin to apprehend 
somewhat the unbusiness-like methods which have been forced upon this 
department, firom the fact that the State has refused to pay its chief officer 
a salary which would enable him to live. Necessarily he could give but 
little personal attention to the duties of the office; and when there is no 
one on hand who has the responsibilities of the office resting upon him to 
control his action, it is likely that the State will ever suffer loss. 

In conplusion it is hoped that the people will see that it is to their inter- 
est to pay a decent salary for most important services; and that in x>ther 
ways, by the application of business methods to the department, the inter- 
ests of the State may be protected and thereby the welfare of the people 
promoted. Yours truly, 

FRED A. MAYNARD, 

Attorney General 
The Speaker also announced the following: 
To the Hofwrable Speaker of the Hotise of Representatives : 

Sib — In response to a request from the honorable body over which you 
preside, I beg leave to submit the annexed statement regarding the clerical 
force of this Department, together with the following information: 

Clerks in the State Department are employed forty-one hours per week: 
Those clerks against whose names appear the statement " No record," in 
the column assigned for '' Date of appointment," are those which were 
employed in the Department when the present administration took charge 
on the 20th of March, 1894. The present head of the State Department 
found no record showing dates when these clerks were appointed or how 
long they had been employed in this Department. 

The following named persons were soldiers in the late war: 
Washington Gardner, George C. Presley, 

Albert Danham, Fayette Wyckoff, 

Fred Alexander, O. F. Webster, 

J. W. Wekon, S. A. Kennedy, 

W. S. Plumb, B. B. Rogers, 

Robert M. Gardner, T. J. Bush, 

Wm. Colfax, A. P. Gale. 

0. V. R. Pond, 
Number of clerks employed who are widows of veterans of late war.. 3 
Number of clerks employed who are children of veterans of late war. 18 
46 



JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

TOTAL ALLOWANCE FOB SECBETABT OF STATE FOB THE TBAB 18M. 

General allowance: 

Incidentals $1,682 09* 

Postage 3,337 54 

Freight 45 28 , 

Express 680 27 

Drayage _ _ _ 41 96 

Telephone 8 95 

Telegraph 139 10 

$5,935 19 
Printing: 

General 5,151 90 

Census __ 693 33 

$5,845 23 
Binding: 

General _ 2,090 58 

Census 853 05 

$2,943 63 
Stationery 3,498 99 

BECAPITULATION. 

General allowance 5,935 19 

Printing and engraving 5,8-15 23 

Binding 2,943 63 

Stationery ...^ 3,498 99 

Total allowance $18,223 04 

INCIDENTALS. 

Copyright Supreme Court Beport $1 00 

English Vital Beport-- 75 

Grand Bapids Directory 5 00 

Detroit City Directory 6 00 

If Note Case.. 7 50 

Typewriter repairs 1 50 

Photographs for Manual 6 00 

Lansing Directory, 2 ^ 6 00 

G. T. Cram, 100 Maps Michigan - 30 00 

Cram's Atlas.. _. 7 50 

C. H. Chapman, attending State Fair 16 65 

A. Dunham, rubber 90 

Callaghan & Co., Howell's Stat. 500 00 

Typewriter repairs 1 00 

Fred Alexander, fair Grand Bapids, Hillsdale 21 70 

J. W. Selden, two trips to Detroit (Manual)... 19 70 

A. H. Browne, Ellis trial 10 55 

Geo. C. Presley, Ellis trial... 14 50 

J. W, Selden, trips to Detroit to purchase safe 11 55 

Bemington typewriter 90 00 

* For items of incidental acooant, see next sheet. 

t Items below and inolading this belong to Mr. Joohim's regime (2 months), those above to Mr. GaidF* 
ner*s (10 months.) 



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Photo^apbs of Lindholm, 50 W 00 

Copynght Snpreme Court fieport 1 00 

Callaghan & Co., statutes _-- 65 00 

Skeleton safe.- A 39 56 

Books on Vital Statistics — 11 86 

Package and cartage .' 3 75 

Copy Bradstreet's--- 5 00 

Changing combination on vault 50 

General registration report 80 

Brass letters and figures, Vital Statistics 2 75 

County Clerks, copy election returns (Feb.)* 5 60 

John L. VanPelt, Washington trip.. 22 00 

John Nc^ler, copy election returns 6 40 

County Clerks, election returns 103 87 

Callaghan & Co., Howell's Stat 435 00 

' Changing combination on safe 50 

U. S. Official Guide, three 7 50 

R. L. Hewitt, attending Institutes January, 94 3 60 

J. L. VanPelt, Washington _. - 93 00 

J. W. Jochim, Board meeting __ 47 00 

Deer skin mounting _ 5 00 

Deer skin rug 3 00 

J. W. Jochim, Board meeting 45 00 

C. J. VanHaltem, Grand Rapids fair 11 70 

Total incidentals $1,682 09 

ESTIMATE FOR EXPENSES OF STATE DEPARTMENT FOR TWO YEARS, ENDING DECEMBER 

81. U86. 

Postage account ,. $6,000 00 

Freight* _. 500 00 

Express*- 1,800 00% 

Draying _ 75 00 

Telephone... 25 00 

Telegraph. _ __ 300 00 

Incidentals.. 3,500 00 

Printing* -. 18,000 00 

Binding*.- 10,000 00 

Stationery* 10,000 00 

Total $50,200 00 

Clerk hire in the State Department for the year 1894 amounted to 
$58,487.53. Of this amount about $42,000 is chargeable to the regular 
force, and the balance to the Census. It is estimated that it will take 
eleven or twelve months longer to complete the work on the census, during 
which time the total pay rolls for the department will average $7,500 per 
month. For the year 1896 it is estimated clerk hire will amount to $3,750 
ber month, or $45,000.00; making a total for the two years ending Decem- 
per 31, 189^), of $136,000.00; and a total for the Department of State for 
the vears 1895 and 1896, $185,200. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JOS. W. SELDEN, 
Deputy Secretary of State. 

*Extn expense on these items oaosed bj pablioation of House and Senate Jonrnbls, Session Laws, 
- edition of the MaDoai. and GensoB Report. 



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1806.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 369 

Tha Speaker also annonnced the following: 

AuDiTOB Generals' Opfiob, ) 
Lansing, January 23, 1895. ) * 

Hon. William D. Gordon, Speaker House of Representatives, Lansing, 
Michigan: 

Dear Sir — In accordance with a resolution passed by your honorable 
body, I herewith submit the following for your consideration: 

Last year the Auditor General's department collected nearly $3,000,- 
000.00. 

The expenses of the department were as follows: 

Extra Clerks... $90,429 52' 

Regular Clerks 14,300 00 

Advertising taxsales _-. 43,391 20 

Postage 950 00 

Total - $149,070 72 

The earnings of the department 130,700 12 

Net expenses $18,870 60 

The Board of Auditors made allowance for the following: 

Printing ..- $5,136 81 

Contingent expenses « 2,187 62 

Binding 1,472 71 

Stationery 6,638 17 

Total... - $15,435 21 

The printed matter above referred to was furnished to each county 
treasurer in the State, also to the several State institutions. 

This department has followed the old custom of adding to and lessening 
the force as the work of the office required. The business of the office for 
the last year has required more help and more expense by reason of the 
chanj^e in the tax law of 1893. However, the tax department was self sus- 
taining within $4,070.60. 

The estimate for the years 1895 and 1896 is as follows: 

Clerk hire $80,000 

Regular Clerks 14,304 

Advertising tax sales _. 40,000 

Postage _ 750 

Contingent expenses 1,500 

Printing.. ._ 4,000 

Binding 1,200 

Stationery 1 5,000 

Enclosed herewith, find list of employ6s of the Auditor General's office. 
Bespectf uUy yours, 

STANLEY W. TUBNER, 

Auditor General. 

47 



870 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12. 

AUDITOR GENEEAL'S DBPABTMENT. 

^ Office hours from 8 fu m» to 4 p. m. 

D. B. Aiager — Deputy Auditor General, male, former residence Char- 
lotte, present residence Charlotte, former occupation newspaper 
publisher, soldier, salary $2,000, member of department April 1, 
1893, to date. 

O. C. Tompkins — State Accountant, male, former residence Detroit, pres- 
ent residency Detroit, former occupation accountant, salary $2,000, 
member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

H. O. Turner — Private Secretary, male, former residence Detroit, present 
residence Detroit, former occupation student, son of veteran, salary 
$1,600, member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

John Cole — Chief Clerk, male, former residence Fremont, present resi- 
dence Fremont, former occupation hardware business, salary $1,200 
member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

William 8. Humphrey — Assistant Ohiel Clerk, male, former residence 
Lansing, present residence Lansing, former occupation druggist, 
salary $1,100, member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

H. A. Morris — Chief Bookkeeper, male, former residence Muskegon, 
present residence Muekegon, former occupation bookkeeper, son of 
veteran, salary $1,200, member of department January 1, 1893, to 
date. 

C. E, Dermont — Assistant Bookkeeper, male, former residence Evart, pres- 
ent residence Evart, former occupation bookkeeper, soldier, salary 
$1,100, member of department June, 1893, to date. 

F. M. Northrop — Entry Clerk, male, former residence Stanton^ present 

residence Lansing, temporarily, former occupation clerk, salary 
$1,000, member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

Kittie R. Savage — Cashier, female, former residence Olivet, present res- 
idence Olivet, former occupation student, salary $1,000, member of 
department January 1, 1893, to date. 

May Appelman — Assistant to Deputy, female, former residence North 
Branch, present residence North Branch, former occupation school 
teacher, salary $1,000, member of department April 1, 1893, to date. 

S. 0. Griswold — Mailing Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, pres- 
ent residence Detroit, former occupation student, salary $1,000, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

M. L. Vining — Distributing Clerk, male, former residence, Ypsilanti, 
present residence Ypsilanti, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary 
$1,000, member of department January, 1895, to date. 

J. A. Grant — Chief Lookup, male, former residence Utica, Mich., present 
residence Utica, former occupation clerk, son of veteran, salary 
$l,OiX), member of department March, 1893, to date. 

G. H. Bussey — Lookup Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present 

residence Detroit, former occupation clerk, son of veteran, salary 
$1,000, member of department June, 1893, to date. 



1896.1 . HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 371 

G. H. White — Lookup Olerk, male, former residence Jackson, present 
residence Jackson, former occupation railway clerk, son of veteran, 
salary $1,0 JO, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

M. BL Lee — Chief Purchase and Pay, male, former residence Edwards- 
bur^, present residence Lansing, former occupation editor, salary 
$1,000, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

W. M. Decker — Purchasing and Pay Clerk, male, former residence Stan- 
dish, present residence 8tandish, former occupatiop printer, salary 
$1,000, member of department July, 1893, to date. 

B. G. Webster — Chief of Deed, male, former residence Big Rapids, present 
residence Big Bapids, former occupation farmer, soldier, salary 
$1,000, member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

Belle Maniates — Deed Clerk, female, former t-esidence Detroit, present 
residence Detroit, former occupation clerk, salary $1,000, member 
of department July, 1893, to date. 

G, L. Wight—Chief Legal, male, former residence Lansing, present res- 
idence Lansing, former occupation druggist, soldier, salary $1,000, 
member of department January 1, 1893, to date. 

W. H. Tuller — Legal Clerk, male, former residence Pentwater, present 
residence Pentwater, former occupation news dealer, salary $1,000, 
member of department March, 1893, to date. 

E. J. Wright — Taxes, male, former residence Ionia, present residence 
Ionia, former occupation editor, salary $1,000, member of depart- 
ment January, 1893, to date. 

B. Mae Sweet — Clerk, female, former residence Grand Rapids, present 
residence Grand Bapidi^, former occupation clerk, salary $900, mem- 
of department April, 1893, to date. 

E. P. Gibbs — Chief Receipting, male, former residence Grand Haven, 
present residence Grand Haven, former occupation clerk, soldier, 
salary $1,000, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

E. McMillan — Receipting Clerk, male, former residence Rockford, present 
residence Rockford, former occupation student, salary $1,000, mem- 
ber of department January, lb93, to date. 

Q. R. Smith — Chief Abstract, male, former residence Romulus, present 
residence Romulus, former occupation, farmer, salary $1,100, mem- 
ber of department January, 1893, to date. 

Minnie Chapman — Abstract Clerk, female, former residence Union City, 
present residence Union City, former occupation clerk, salary $900, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

D. H. McComas — Receipting Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, pres- 
ent residence Detroit, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, 
member of department January, 1893, to date. 

H. W. Andrews — Chief Duplicate, male, former residence Adrian, present 
residence Adrian, former occupation pharmacist, salary $1,000, 
member of department April, 1893, to date. 

li- J. Kinney — Duplicate Clerk, male, former residence Corunna, present 
residence Corunna, former occupation farmer, soldier, salary $1,000, 
member of department January, 1893, to date. 



872 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

Marion D. Lyons — Duplicate Clerk, female, former residence Lansin^^ 
present residence Lansing, former occapation student, salary $900, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

0. H. GriflPey — Deed Clerk, male, former residence Negannee, present 
residence Negannee, former occupation railway clerk, salary $1,000, 
member of department January, 1893, to date. 

R. A. Campbell — Duplicate Clerk, male, former residence Port Huron, 
present residence Port Huron, former occupaiion druggist, salary 
$1,000, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

Anna L. Kelly — Clerk, female, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation clerk, salary $900, member of depart- 
partment March, 18^3, to date. 

A. J. Patton — Cit^rk, male, former residence Hillsdale, present residence 

Hillsdale, former occupation bookkeeper, salary $1,000, member of 
department February, 1893, to date. 

E. W. Troy — Clerk, male, former residence Grand Bapids, present resi- 

dence Grand Rapids, former occupation railway clerk, salary $1,000^ 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. L. M. Francisco — Clerk, female, former residence MarRhall, present 
residence Marshall, former occupation teacher, salary $900, member 
of department July, 1893, to date. 

J. H. Bayers — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former occupation traveling salesman, soldier, salary 
$1,000, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

F. E. Haynes — Clerk, male, former residence Leslie, present residence 

Leslie, former occupation traveling salesman, salary $1,000, mem- 
ber of department January, 1893, to date. 

William Wood — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former occupation clerk, salary $1,000, January, 1893, to 
date. 

Emma Barnes — Clerk, female, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation assistant bookkeeper, salary $900, mem- 
ber of department July, 1893, to date. 

L. M. Evans — Clerk, male, former residence Three Rivers, present resi- 
dence Three Bivers, former occupation clerk, son of veteran, salary^ 
$900, member of department July, 1894, to date. 

H. L. Schulte — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former occapation cigar maker, salary $1,000, member of 
department January, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. F. Atkinson— -Clerk, female, former residence Eaton Rapids, present 
residence Eaton Rapids, former occupation teacher, sister of soldier, 
salary $900, member of department July, 1893, to date. 

B. A. Beers — Clerk, male, former residence Stanton, present residence 

Lansing, former occupation printer, son of veteran, salary $1,000, 
member of department June, 1893, to date. 

J. H. Hatch — Clerk, male, former residence St. Joseph, present residence 
St. Joseph, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, member 
of department January, 1893, to date. 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. , 878 

Frank Kirk — Clerk, male, former residence Windom, present residence 
Windom, former occupation farmer, salary $1,000, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. 

F. T. Ward — Clerk, male, former residence Allegan, present residence 
Allegan, former occupation journalist, salary $1,000, member of 
department December, 1893, to date. 

L B. Slosson — Clerk, male, former residence Reed City, present residence 
Beed City, former occupation student, salary $1,000, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. 

O. L. Sumner — Clerk, male, former residence Kalamazoo, present reai- 
dence Kalamazoo, former occupation bookkeeper, son of veteran, 
salary $1,000, member of department June, 1898, to date. 

Eugene Page — Clerk, male, former residence Petoskey, present residence 
Petoskey, former occupation student, salary $1,000, member of 
department June, 1893, to date. 

L. B. Baker — Clerk, male, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, member of 
department January, 1893, to date. 

Lou M. Hopkins — Clerk, female, former residence Jackson, present resi- 
dence Jackson, former occupation teacher, salary $900, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. 

J. W. Hill — Clerk, male, former residence Midland, present residence 
Midland, former occupation teacher, salary $1,000, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. 

A. M. Bannister — Clerk, male, former residence Jackson, present residence 
Parwell, former occupation civil engineer, salary $1,000, member of 
department September, 1893, to date. 

J. W. Taylor— Clerk, male, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, member of 
department June, 1893, to date. 

W. F. Lyon — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former occupation student, son of veteran, salary $1,000, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

Roy Watkins — Clerk, male, former residence Rockford, present residence 
Bockford, former occupation student, son of veteran, salary $1,000, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

May Jndson — Clerk, female, former residence Chelsea, present residence 
Ann Arbor, former occupation clerk, salary $900, member of depart- 
ment July, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. G. H. Higham — Clerk, female, former residence Detroit, present resi- 
dence Detroit, former occupation clerk, salary $900, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. Sister of soldier. 

EUa Franklin — Clerk, female, former residence Flint present residence 
Flint, former oQcupation clerk, salary $900, member of department 
January, 1893, to date. 

K. E. Beurmann — Clerk, male, former residence Brighton, present res- 
idence Brighton, former occupation farmer, salary $1,000, member 
of department January, 1893, to date. 



874 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

Martha Whipple— Clerk, female, former residence Jackson, present res- 
idence Jaf*kson, former occapation student, daughter of veteran, 
salary $900, member of department, July, 1893, to date. 

D. W. Closser — Clerk, male, former residence, Pt^ersburg, present res- 
idence Petersburg, former occupation teacher, salary $1,000, mem- 
ber of department July, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. C. B. Webster— Clerk, female, former residence Hillsdale, present 
residence Hillsdale, former occupation teacher, salary $1,000, mem- 
ber of department September, 1893, to date. 

li. B. Tompkins — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former occupation bookkeeper, salary $1,000, member of 
department July, 1893, to date. At present detailed at Ionia on 
books of prison. 

Ella M. Latty — Stenographer, female, former residence Battle Creek, 
present residence Bellevne, former occupation clerk, salary $1,000, 
member of department February, 1893, to date. 

H. E. Quick — Clerk, male, former residence Sonoma, present residence 
Sonoma, .former occupation merchant, salary $1,000, member of 
department June, 1893, to date. 

Sarah Foster — Clerk, female, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation clerk, salary $900, member of depart- 
ment June, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. B. C. Johnson — Clerk, female, former residence Kalamazoo, present 
residence Kalamazoo, former occupation teacher, widow of soldier, 
salary $900, member of department February, 1893, to date. 

J. A. Evans — Clerk, male, former residence Wyandotte, present residence 
Wyandotte, former occupation collector, son of veteran, salary $1,000,^ 
member of department March, 1893, to date. 

Jas. Reasoner — Clerk, male, former residence Lansing, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation telei^raph messenger, salary $1,000, 
member of department January, 1893, to date. 

J. D. Phelps — Clerk, male, former residence Lansing:, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation traveling salesman, salary $1,()00, 
member of department January, 1893, to date. 

Mrs. M. N. Brainerd— Clerk, female, former residence Detroit, present 
residence Lansin&r. former occupation, draughtsman, widow of sold- 
ier, salary $900, member of department July, 1893, to date. 

Frank Lampson — Clerk, male, former residence B thel, present residence 
Bethel, former oc<*upation farmer, salary $600, member of depart- 
ment January, 1895, to date. 

Mra S. A. C. Plummer — Clerk, female, former residence Lansing, present 
residence Lansing, former occupation teacher, wife of soldier, sal- 
ary $1,000, member of department April, 1893, to date. 

J. H, Stephens — Clerk, male, former residence Battle Creek, present res- 
idence Battle Crfek, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, 
member of department 

Louisa Jagger — Clerk, female, former residence Victory, present residence 
Victory, former occupation teacher, daughter of veteran, salary $90O 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 



189S.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 376 

Kate Giddings — Clerk, female, former residence Borneo, present residence 

Borneo, former occupation student, salary $900, member of depart* 

ment January, 1893, to date. 
J. V. Coplin — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 

Detroit, former occupation real estate dealer, salary $1,000, member 

of department November, lb94, to date. 

Mrs. M. Hamilton — Clerk, female, former residence St. Joseph, present 
residence St. Joneph, former occupation housekeeper, widow of 
soldier, salary $900, member of department June, 1893, to date. 

0. H. Abbott — Clerk, male, former residence Cedardale, present residence 
Cedardale, former occupation telegraph operator, salary $1,000, 
member of department July, 1893, to date. 

Carrie L. Edwards — Clerk, female, former residence Beed City, present 
residence Beed City, former occupation teacher, daughter of 
veteran, salary $900, member of department July, 1894, to date. 

T. W. Marsh — Clerk, male, former residence Alma, present residence 
Birmingham, former occupation bookkeeper, salary $600, member 
of department January, 1895, to date. 

E. E. Eansier— Clerk, former residence Hillsdale, present residence Hills- 
dale, former occupation painter, salary $1,000, member of depart- 
ment January, lb93, to data 

Frank Albright — Clerk, male, former residence Mason, present residence 
Lansing, former occupation traveling salesman, soldier, salary 
$1,000, member of department January, 1893, to date. 

Peter Babo — Clerk, male, former residence Bay City, present residence 
Bay City, former occupation bookkeeper, salary $1,000, member of 
department January, 1894, to date. 

Mary Eppink — Clerk, female, former residence Lucas, present residence 
Lucas, former occupation bookkeeper, salary $900, member of 
department January, 1893, to date. 

P. M. Moll — Clerk, male, former residence Forestville, present residence 
Porestville, former occupation music dealer, salary $1,000, member 
of department July, 1893, to date. 

H. P. Adams — Clerk, male, former residence St. Johns, present residence 
St Johns, former occupation clerk, soldier, salary $1,000, member 
of department March, 1893, to date. 

P. B. Graves — Clerk, male, former residence Detroit, present residence 
Detroit, former oc^-upation student, salary $1,000 member of 
department July, lb93, to date. 

Phebe Stephens — Clerk, female, former residence Saginaw, present resi- 
deuce Saginaw, former occupation teacher, daughter of veteran, 
salary $9(X), member of department July, 1893, to date. 

William Peters— Clerk, male, former residence Ishpeming, present resi- 
dence Ishp-miDg, former occupation miner, member of department 
January, 1893, to date, salary $1,000. 

B. H, Marsh — Clerk, male, former residence Saline, present residence 
Saline, former occupation commission merchant, soldier, salary 
$1,000, member of department May, 1893, to data 



876 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

8. A. Weber — Clerk, male, former residence Greenville, present residenoe 
Grand Bapids, former occupation miller, salary $1,000, member of 
January, 1893, to date. 

J. T. Wagner — Olerk, male, former residence Adrian, present residence 
Adrian, former occupation student, salary S1,000, member of depart- 
ment July, 1893, to date. 



The Speaker also announced the following: 



State Land Office, ) 



January 17^ 1895, 
Hon, William D, Oordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — ^In compliance with a resolution of the House, adopted this day, 
I have the honor to submit herewith such information as the House 
desires with regard to this office. 

Acting under the direction of this department, but appointed with the 
consent and advice of the governor, and, therefore, not strictly employes of 
this office, are three State land examiners, or trespass agents (all soldiers), 
whose expenses and salaries are paid on bills rendered to, and allowedly 
the board of State Auditors. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, 
there was allowed by the board for such service and expenses the sum of 
$5,456.29; the amount of money collected for trespass, on information 
furnished by the examining agents, during the last fiscal period, was 
$5,104.65, and during the calendar year 1894, the sum of $8,225.36. 

It is not possible to estimate in dollars and cents the value of this 
service. Trespass is frequently committeed on lands belonging to, or held 
in trust by the State, but were there no examining agents in the field the 
valuable tracts of timbered land would be stripped of their pine, cedar, 
maple and all other marketable product of the forest, and such depreda- 
tions committed as to render the land, in many cases, worthless and 
unsalable. The knowledge that these agents are '4n the woods," alert and 
watchful, deters many a would be " timber thief " from taking the chance 
of being caught, — and the State has saved its timber and the expense of 
supporting a criminal in one of our penal inatitutions. 

The importance of having all records on which the titles to our farms 
and village and city homes are based cannot be overestimated. Time was, 
and not so very long ago, when the greater part of the unoccupied and 
wild lands of this State was considered of little or no value, and the records 
I)ertaining to them, while cartf ally and reliably made, were not kept with 
the idea that in the future, a few feet or a few inches might be the subject 
of an interesting legal contest, and that all the records relating to every 
tract should be Kept in such a concise and accurate form, that the com- 
plete history thereof could be determined readily and with absolute' 
correctness. 

These lands are fast becoming valuable, and questions of survey and 
boundaries and entry and ownership are naturally and necessarily referred 
to the records of the State land office. The older records of the office, by 
reason of being nearest the foundation of our titles, become with each 
succeeding year more and more valuable, and their careful preservation is 
of the very highest concern. 

For this purpose, and for the purpose of making the records of the 
office easily referred to, indexed and abstracted, and to complete them, 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 377 

nrhere it is thougbt to be for the public good, competent clerks have been 
employed, and are now engaged temporarily in the work. 

The following is a complete list of the office force, regular and temp- 
orary, with such data as has been requested in your resolution in regard 
to each person. 

EMPLOYES. 

Burton Parker — ^Deputy Land Commissioner, male, former residence Mon- 
roe, present residence Monroe, former occupation attorney, soldier, 
number of years in the department 10 mont*bs, salary paid, $2,000 
per year, hours of daily employment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and reg- 
ularly employed. Age, 48. 

John P. Wilkinson — Chief Clerk, male, former residence Berrien county, 
present residence Ingham county, former occupation in abstract 
office, number o^ years in the department 6, but not in the office 
during the administration of Governor Winans, salary paid, $1,200 
per year, hours of daily employment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m,, and regu- 
larly employed. Age, 34. 

Henry Whitely — Bookkeeper, male, former residence Otsego county, pres- 
ent residence Ingham county, former occupation lawyer, number of 
years in the department 2, salary paid,* $1,200 per year, hours of 
daily employment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and regularly employed. Age 
42. 

Jaimes I. Berry — Draughtsman; male; former residence, Otsego county; 
present residence, Ingham county; former occupation, draujjhte- 
man; son of a soldier; number of years in the department, two; 
salary paid, $1,2C0 per year; hours of daily employment, 8 a. m. to 
4 p. m., and regularly employed; age 25. 

Carl J. GoUing — Clerk; male; former residence, Alpena; present resi- 
dence, Ingham county; former occupation, clerk; son of a soldier; 
number of years in the department, ten months; salary paid, at the 
rate of $1,000 per annum while employed; hours of daily employ- 
ment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.; temporarily employed in making an index 
to sales of state lands; age 24. 

Ed. B. Havens — Clerk; male; former residence, Berrien county; present 
residence, Ingham county; former occupation, clerk; a soldier; 
number of years in the department, five, but out of the office during 
the Winans' administration; salary paid, at the rate of $1,000 per 
annum while employed; hours of daily employment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. 
m., and regularly employed, at present; age 52. 

W. L. Brown — Clerk; male; former residence, Detroit; present residence, 
Ingham county; former occupation, clerk; number of years in the 
department, two; salary paid, at the rate of $1,000 per annum for 
the time employed; hours of daily employment, 8 a. m, to 4 p. m,, 
and temporarily employed in making a plat history of the grant of 
swamp lands to the State of Michigan; age 48. 

J. A. Bowen — Clerk; male; former residence. Branch county; present res- 
idence, Ingham tjounty; former occupation, clerk; a soldier; num- 
ber^ of years in the department, eighhteen, but out of the office 
during the Winans administration; ^ary paid, $1,000 per annum; 
hours of daily employment, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and regularly em- 
ployed; age 63. 

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878 JOURNAL OP THE [February IX 

Oarleton F. Gardner — Clerk, male, former residence Calhonn connty, pres* 
ent residence, Caihoan county, former occupation clerk, the son of 
a soldier, number of months in the department 6, salary paid, at 
the rate of $1,000 per annum for the time employed, hours of daily 
employments a. m. to 4 p. m., temporarily employed in making 
copy of the field notes of original government survey; age, 20. 

Alexander Cameron — Clerk, male, former residence Ingham county, pres- 
ent residence Ingham county, former occupation teacher, a soldier, 
number of yeard in the department 6, but out of the office during 
the administration of Governor Winans, salary paid $1,000 per 
annum, hours of daily employment 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and regularly 
employed; age, 63. 

Mable Constance Poole — Stenographer, female, former residence Detroit^ 
present residence Detroit, former occupation stenographer; number 
of years in the department two, salary paid, $1,000 per annum; 
hours of daily employment 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., and regularly 
employed; age, 26. 
During the year ending June 30, 1894, the amounts paid on account of 

expenses of this department were: 

Secretary of board of control of State swamp lands. $50 00 

Special examinations of State roads &nd swamp lands 133 63 
Examinations under act 206, laws of 1893, Sec. 127 

et seq 163 00 

Cleaning and repairing old plats -- 164 00 

Expenses of Commissioner Berry in attending board 

meetings _ ._ 370 34 

Bepairs and office expenses outsides of contract 17 70 

Postage - 295 00 

Postal guide 2 50 

Box rent 2 00 

Telegraph _ 37 00 

Express _ 7 73 

Trespass agents (paid by Board of Auditors) 6,456 29 

$6,689 19 

Printing (under contract) $534 55 

Binding " " 126 06 

Stationery " " 429 23 

1,088 84 

Total - - $7,778 03 

Estimate of amount of money required for the year 1896: 

For employ63 of the office $13,000 00 

For trespass agents 6,0(X) 00 

For postage ._ _.. 300 00 

For telegraph and express ' 60 00 

For telephone 50 00 

For examinations of abandoned tax lands..- 3(X) 00 

For printing 550 00 



UBSBl] house of REaPRBSENTATIVES. 879, 

For binding?.. $125 00 

For stationery 425 00 

$20,800 00 

During the last fiscal period there was covered into the State treasury 
from this office $76,009.83. 

Very respectfully, 

WM. A. FRENCH, 
Commissioner of the State Land Office. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 
Hon, Lewis M. Miller^ Clerk of the House of Representatives: 

Deab Sib — Complying with House resolution relative to statement of 
the employes and expenses of the Treasury Department, I have the honor 
to submit the following, viz. : 

Electus B. Howard — Of Ishpeming, Mich., Deputy State Treasurer. Sal- 
arv $2,000 per annum. Employed as such during the past 9 months. 
Was formerly collector of customs for the district of Superior. 
Age, 54 years. 

Perry J. Davis — Cashier, of Allegan, Mich., now of Lansing. Salary $1,- 
600 per annum. Employed in the Treasury Department for past 
10 years. Appointment permanent. Soldier. Formerly employed 
in a bank. Age, 54 years. 

Frank E. Briggs — Chief clerk, of St. Johns, Clinton county, Mich., now 
of Lansing. Salary, $1,200 per annum. Employed in this office 
for the past 2 years. Served in the same capacity for 2 years under 
Geo. L. Maltz. Appointment permanent Formerly employed as 
clerk in office of Register of Deeds for Clinton county, also in a 
bank. Age, 38 years. 

Will J. Evans— Bookkeeper, of Hancock, Mich. Salary, $1,200 per 
annum. Employed in this office for the past 2 years. Appointment 
permanent. Former occupation a bookkeeper. Age, 25 years. 

Office hours from 8 to 12 a. m., and from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m. These hours 
may be and are extended from time to time until each day's work is com- 
pleted, the work of this office beiuMT of the same nature as that of a bank. 

The following is a statement of the expenses iucurred in conducting 
this office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894: 

Salaries - $6,900 00 

General allowance - - 1,292 75 

Printing 273 07 

Binding... 195 23 

Stationery 2o9 99 

Total $8,921 04 

The sum of $7,700 should, in my judgment, be sufficient for the running 
expenses of this department for the present year, i. e.: 



880 JOURNAL OP THE [ February 12, 

Salaries-. $6,900 00 

Incidental expenses .- u.. 800 00 

Total .- $7,700 00 

Very respectfully, ♦ 

E. B. HOWAED, 

Deputy State Treasurer. 

The Speaker announced the following: 

Dbpabtmbnt op Public Instbuotion, ) 
Laiisingy Jauuary 21^ 1895, ) 

Lewis Jf . Miller f Clerk of the House of Representatives^ Lansing, Mich. : 

Deab Sib — ^In response to yonr communication of present date I hereby 
submit the following statement of the expenses of this department for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, and an estimate of our expenses for the 
present year. 

Inasmuch as the itemized expense account of this department is printed 
in full in the report of the State Board of Auditors, I include in this 
report only the summary for that year. I desire to state that, during the 
year ending June 30, 1894, an edition of the general school laws or the 
State was published, and this, with the publication of an edition of the 
State Manual and course of study, has made the expense of this office 
somewhat larger than for the year which will close June 80, 1896. 

I give below the summary for the past year and an estimate for the 
present year. 

TELB, BNDINQ JUNE 90, 1804. 

Oeneral allowance $1,949 29 

Printing 2,881 34 

Binding _ 2,096 64 

Stationery 967 25 

Total allowance to Supt. of Public Instruction.. . $7,894 52 

ESTIMATE FOE 7EAB ENDING JUNE 80, 1896. 

Oeneral allowance $2,000 00 

Printing... 2,000 00 

Binding ._ 1,600 00 

Stationery 1,000 00 

$6,500 00 

I enclose a list of the employes of my office with the required informa- 
tion concerning the same. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

HENRY R. PATTENGILL, 
Superintendent of Ptiblio InstruotunL 



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The Speaker also announced the following: 

Michigan State Libraby, ) 
Lansing, January 29, 1895. ) 

To the Honorable Members of the Legislature: 

In response to your request for information concerning the employes of 
the Michigan State Library, I have the honor to submit the following: 

Mrs. L. B. Bonan — Salary $900, widow of a soldier, employed two years, 
former residence, Monroe, present postoffice address Lansing. 

Miss Helena Dyer — Salary $300, daughter of a soldier, employed one and 
oae-half years, former residence Elk Bapids, present postoffice 
address Lansing. 

S. A. Tomlinson — Salary $S00, employed one year, former residence 
Lapeer, present postoffice address Lansing. 

Fred A. Clark — Salary $300, employed two years, son of a soldier, formei 
residence Lansing, present postoffice address Lansing. 

John H. DuBois — Salary $800, nephew of a soldier, employed one year, 
former residence Jackson, present postoffice address Lansing. 

There have been spent in the last year $4,000 for the purchase of books 
and the Legislature is requested to make an appropriation of $5,000 for 
the use of the State Library and $2,500 for traveling libraries for the year 
1895. 

The hours during which the library is open are as follows, 8 a. m. to 
12 m., 1:30 to 5 p. m. Daring sessions of the court (about 9 months of 
the year), 8 a. ul to 9 p. m. 

Respectfully yours, 

MARY C. SPENCER. 

State Libraran. 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

State Boabd of Health, 
Lansing, January 26, 1895. 

To the Honorable the Speaker and House of Representatives: 

In compliance with a resolution of your honorable body, which I have 
received from the Clerk of the House, the following tables and statements 
supply the facts required: 

All clerks in this office at present are "regular clerks," and at present all 
reside in the city of Lansing. The prescribed number of hours for each 
day's work is seven, except for the person who serves as clerk, messenger 
and janitor, who is required about nine hours each day. Excepting that 
employ^, who receives $720, each clerk receives a salary of $1,000 per year. 
The following table supplies other facts required: 



1895.] 



HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 



388 



Namee of dorks. 


Sex. 


soldier. 


Former reflldenoe. 


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em- 
ployed. 


A«e. 


Former ooonpatlon. 


•G.W. Ghareh 


Male 

Male 

Male 

Male. 

Male 

Male 

Male 

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8. H. Beynolds ... 


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The two appropriations for the board are for the calendar year, and 
tc^ether amount to $6,000, and the expenditures cannot exceed that 
amount. The expenditures for a fiscal year may exceed the amount of the 
appropriation for the calendar year, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1894, the expenditures did exceed $6,000, for the reason that in the latter 
part of the calendar year 1893, or early in 1894 a proportionately large 
amount of the ^nual appropriations was used. The statement required 
by your resolution is as follows: 



EXPENDITDBES BY THE BOABD DUBINQ THE FISICAL YEAB ENDING JUNE 30, 18M. 

Expenses of members: — 

Attending: meetings _. $64 65 

Other official _. 584 93 

Paper, stationery, etc. ._ 692 40 ' 

Instruments and books 184 86 

Postage: — 

Office 1,250 00 

Members _ 1 00 

Printingand binding 732 91 

Secretary's salary 3,000 00 

Miscellaneous _ 204 42 

Expressage 7^ 03 

Telegrams 10 91 

Telephone 40 00 

$6,845 11 



The appropriations at the disposal of the Sate Board of Health are for 
certain specified purposes, not including clerk hire, the publication of the 
annual report, or the expenses in the examination of plans for public 
buildings; these expenditures on account of but not by this board are 
provided for by other acts of the legislature than those appropriating 



384 JOURNAL OP THE [February 12, 

money to be expended by this board, and the accounts are kept in other 
ofBces; the accoants for clerk hire are kept in the ofBce of the Anditor 
General, and the accoants for publications of the annual report of this- 
board, and for expenses in the examination of plans for public buildings^ 
are kept by the Board of State Auditors, therefore they are not under the 
control of this office, and I suppose such statements will go to you from 
those offices, either in their published annual reports or in response to 
resolution. 

ESTIMATES FOB PRESENT FISCAL YEAB, AND SUCCEEDING YEAB8. 

The expenses for the present fiscal year might be estimated as about the 
same as for the fiscal year 1894, but it is unanimously the view of the 
members of the State Board of Health that the public health interests of 
the people of Michigan will be better subserved by the use of a few thou- 
sand dollars more in that sort of work which is now partly covered by the 
special appropriations under section 1628 Howell's statutes, and act 241« 
laws of 1881, and which now amount in all ttf $6,000 per calendar year. 

For instance, more money is needed for sanitary conventions which 
should be held in at least half of the counties, whereas the board is now 
able to hold only from 2 to 6 per year. These conventions do for the 
public health interests, which may affect every man, woman and child in 
the State, what the farmers' institutes do for the interests of the agricult- 
ural classes upon which the people are so dependent. Accordingly, the 
sanitary conventions are an important means for the advancement of great 
public interests. And such work may well be increased, 

More money is needed to enable the board to send an expert employ^ to 
investigate outbreaks of dangerous communicable diseases, for the 
purpose of aiding localities in stamping out those diseases, as the State 
Live Stock Commission sends the State Veterinarian to investigate such 
diseases in animals. 

If the Legislature agrees to the view of the State Board of Health, it 
will grant an additional appropriation, of four or five thousand dollars per 
year, or "so much thereof as may be necessary" for purposes such as those 
just mentioned, — sanitary conventions, and communicable disease inspect- 
ors; or it will, in some other way, increase to that extent the means under 
the direct control of the State Board of Health. < 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY B. BAKER, 

Secretary, 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Lansing^ Mich,, Jan. 21^ 1895. 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sib — In compliance with the resolution adopted by the House of 
Representatives, I herewith submit statement giving the informatioik 
requested. 

Very respectfully, 

S. R. BILLINGS, 
Commissioner of Railroads. 



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EXPENSE ACCOUNT OF THE DEPARTMENT FROM OCTOBEB 1» 1898, TO OCTOBER 1, 1894. 

Printing and binding* _.. $1,605 71 

Incidentals 16 60 

Postage -'- - 100 00 

Express 121 07 

Telegraphand telephone h 53 05 

Traveling -__ . 656 18 

Stationery 62 89 

Maps - 195 00 

Library _. 30 00 

$2,840 40 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Department of Insurance, ) 
Lansing, January 23, 1895. ) 

Hon. Lewis M. Miller, Clerk of the House of Representatives : 

Sir — In accordance with the resolution of the House of Bepresentatiyes, 
as transmitted to me, I have to report as follows: 
The number of regular employ68 of this department are two. 

H. W. Walker — Deputy, male, formerly secretary of a fire insurance com- 
pany, residence for past 30 years, Lansing; employed in this depart- 
ment since July 1, 1893; salary, $1,500 per annum; devotes all of his 
time to the duties of the office. 

Geo. B. Curtiss — Chief Clerk, male, former occupation, student, present 
residence, Lansing; appointed from Kalamazoo, employed since 
July 1, 1893, salary $1,200 peryear; devotes all of the time necessary 
to perform duties of his position. 

Temporary employes, 

Emily Beecher — Female, former occupation a clerk, residence, Lansing, 
formerly lived in Genesee county, employed since January 15, 1895, 
at rate of $900 per year; hours employed, from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Bird Sutliffe — Female, former occupation a clerk, residence, Lansing, will 
be employed February 1, 1895, and retained as long as required, at 
rate of $900 per year; hours employed, from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. 

Expense of conducting department in 1894, as shown in annual report 
of the department, to which I respectfully refer, $7,7*50.22. Beceipts of 
the department for same year, $212,040.99. 

Estimated expense for L895, about same as 1894. 
BespectfuUy, 

THERON F. GIDDINGS, 
Commissioner of Insurance. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

* This amoant ahows an increoBe over the previoas year and is accoanted for as follows: Compiling 
and printing railroad laws for 1891 and 189tf; printing rales and specifioations governing interlookin^ 
deyioes, and compiling and printing in book form '* Extracts from Railroad Laws of Michigan " for tlie 
use of trainmen. The latter are supplied to railroads at coat, nine cents per copy, and thirtean handrad 
hare already been sold to them and tne money paid in to the State Treasurer. 



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BOABD OP CpBRECTIONS AND CHARITIES, ) 

Lansing^ January 30, 1895. \ 
Lewis M. Miller y Esq., Clerk of tRe House of Representatives: 

Deab Sir — In compliance with the resolution of the House, enclosed 
in your letter of the 19th inst., I have the honor to report that 

The State Board of Correptions and Charities employs in its office two 

Birsons. A Secretary, formerly connected with the F. & P. M. B'y Co. 
e is a veteran soldier, 52 years of age, a member of Gordon Granger Post, 
No. 38, Department of Michigan, G. A. B., and of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States, Michigan Commandry. His former residence was Saginaw; 
on his appointment as Secretary of this Board, September 9, 1885, he was 
required by the board to make his home in Lansing, and since such time 
such place has been his place of residence. The salary voted him by the 
board when he was appointed was $2,000 per annum, which amount is his 
salary now. When not absent on official business, he is employed from 
«ight to ten hours daily at office duties. 

The board also employs one other person, a lady 25 years of age, as 
stenographer, typewriter and clerk. Her former occupation was a stenog- 
rapher; her home is Lansing, practically always has been; has been in this 
office about four years; is paid $55 a month; is employed eight hours a 
day, when not required by urgent work longer. She is a regular employ6. 
Attached I hand you the financial exhibit of the board, token from its 
biennial report of 1893-1. The expenditures of the board are met by an 
appropriation in the act creating it. 

Very respectfully yours, 

L. C. STOBBS, 
Secretary State Board of Corrections and Chdrities, 

FINANCIAL EXHIBIT. 
(From biennial report of Board, 1808-4.) 



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82145 

257 48 

66 00 

2,660 00 




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3177 
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22 61 
178 17 
3J07 76 

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V'nttfige, telegraph and eTrprfMHT 




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$3,774 88 
1.225 67 




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1804. 
Appropriation _ 




16,000 00 






$864 8& 

853 23 

260 78 

57 60 

2,600 00 




ExpenditurtB— 
Traveling expenses, etc.: 
Commissioner Gillespie 


17141 
90 91 
84 91 
253 84 
883 78 




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803 64 




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tnres for the balance of the year. This is necessary as the appropriation year doses December 81, 1894. 



The Speaker also annonnced the following: 



BUREAU OF LABOR, 1 

State of Michigan, I 

Lansing, January 24, 1895. \ 

Hon. W. D. Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sir — I have the honor to transmit herewith, report from the Bureaik 
of Labor and Industrial Statistics, in accordance with resolution adopted 
by the House, January 17, 1895. 

Very respectfully, 

CHAS. H. MORSE, 

Commissioner. 



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EXPENSES OF LABOR BUREAU FOR 18M. 

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner's salary $3,487 60 

Printing, including factory inspection 2,617 27 

Stationery 163 66 

Total $6,218 43 

Charged to labor bureau appropriation: 

Clerks' salaries $3,292 68 

Canvassers* salaries and expenses 1,393 16 

Traveling expenses _ 391 30 

Books 27 50 

Postage 576 00 

Express..- 82 47 

Telegraph 22 66 

Telephone _ 5 05 

Freight 5 36 

Box rent, mimeograph supplies, letter press supplies, 

etc _ 9 48 

Total : $5,806 66 

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Expenditures in the Labor Bureau for 1895, except factory inspection, 
depend largely upon investigations pursued and conditions which may 
develop during the year. It is probable the expenditures for 1894 will be 
a fair estimate for 1895. 

Charged to factory inspection appropriation: 

Salaries of Deputy Factory Inspectors $2,430 34 

TraveMng expenses of Deputy Inspectors 1,293 76 

Postage - 174 68 

Office rent for Deputy Inspectors _ 97 82 

Telephone and telegrams 3 40 

Total 1 $4,000 00 

All printing and stationery for factory inspection are included in Labor 
Bureau report above. 

ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES FOR FACTORY INSPECTION FOB YEAR 1895. 

Salaries of Deputy Inspectors $5,000 00 

Traveling expenses.- 2,500 00 

Clerks* salaries— 1,000 00 

Postage 250 00 

Office rent for Deputy Inspectors 150 00 

Express, freight, telephone, telegrams, etc. 100 00 

Total $9,000 00 

CHA8. H. MOE8E, 

Commissioner. 



1895.1 HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. 391 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Banking Dbpabtment, ) 
Lansing, February P, 1895. \ 

Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives^ Lansing: 

Sib — In response to resolution of the House I have the honor to submit 
the following list of employes of the State banking department: 

Commissioner Theo. C. Sherwood, residence, JPlymouth, age 56, salary 
$2,500. Deputy commissioner and examiner, E. A. Sunderlin, residence, 
Lansing, appointed from Kent county, ap;e 46, salary $2,000. Chief clerk 
and examiner, Lester M. Sherwood, residence, Lansine, appointed from 
Tnscola county, age 51, salary $1,500. L. G. Sherwood, temporary clerk, 
residence, Lansing, age 34, salary last year $500. 

The expenses of this department for the year ending December 31, were 
$9,342.02, viz.: 

Salaryof T. C. Sherwood, commissioner $2,500 00 

Salary of E. A. Sunderlin, deputy commissioner 2,000 00 

Salary of L. M. Sherwood, chief clerk and examiner. . . 1,500 00 

Salary of extra clerk 500 00 

Expenses incurred in examination of banks 2,323 07 

Miscellaneous expenses, viz.: printing, postage, etc. 518 95 

Total $9,342 02 

Very respectfully, 

T. C. SHEEWOOD, 

Commissioner. 
The Speaker also announced the following: 

Adjutant Gbnebal's OpI"ioe, ) 
Lansing, January 23^ 1895. ) 

Hon. W. D. Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Sib — Complying with the terms of resolution adopted by the House of 
Hepresentatives requesting certain information I submit the following: 

No. of employes 7 

Male 3 

Female 4 

W. W. Cook, A. A. G. (soldier), residence Ingham county. 
Joseph A. Bird (soldier), residence Van Buren county. 
Frank S. Eaton residence Wayne county. 
Mrs. M. Ferrey (widow), residence Ingham county. 
Mrs. M. Bogardns (widow), residence Ingham county. 
Miss Minnie Richmond (single), residence Lapeer county. 
Misfi Mattie Biggs (single), residence Jackson county. 

All of the above have been employed in this department for 2 years. 
Salary paid to each $900, except W. W. Cook $1,800. 
Seven honrs per day required on all days except Saturday when the 
requirement is o hours. 



392 JOURNAL OP THE [February 12, 

All are regularly employed. 

Amount or money required for years 1895 and 1896, respectively, $6,000. 

The ages of employes range between 21 and 50 years. 

I have the honor to be. 

Yours very respectfully, 

C. L. EATON, 
Adjutant OeneraL 

The Speaker also announced the following: 

Lansing^ Mioh., January 17, 1895. 

Bon. W, D. Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives: 

Dear Sib — In compliance with a resolution of the House, adopted 
January 17, we have the honor to submit herewith such information as the 
House desires with regard to this department 

In doing so, however, we deem it not out of place ta give briefly the 
scope of the department and its relation to the people as a part of the State 
government. The board is created by Sec. 4, article 8, of the constitution, 
and by virtue thereof is vested with the authority of determining all claims 
against the State, and its decisions in such is final and not subject to review. 
We opine that it was the intention of the framers of the constitution to 
provide a convenient body for the adjusting of private claims, all of which 
previous to 1850 were heard and settled by the Legislature, thus wasting 
much of that body's valuable time. The Legislature has, from time to 
^ time, however, seen fit to add to the work given the board by the consti- 
tution, and has passed numerous acts referring claims of various natures 
to the board until now they are charged with the examination and allow- 
ance of the general expense account of forty-four departments and boards, 
and the printing, binding and stationery accounts of thirty-two depart- 
ments, besides being custodians of the capitol building and grounds and 
other State property in the city (the heating, lighting and care of which 
is a large task), and having the making of. all contracts for printing, bind- 
ing, stationery, paper, coal, ice, etc. This entails a large amount of work 
and care in the examination and recording of the various accounts (the 
number of bills for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, 'being 4,230), and 
the preparation and publication of its report. To do its office work the 
board employs a clerk, assistant clerk and bookkeeper, and the expense for 
the fiscal year was: 

Poroffice force. $4,149 99 

Postage _.. 322 00 

Express and freight __ _ 21 88 

Telephone • 2 55 

Telegraph...... 15 16 

Printing — reports, etc 1,714 64 

Binding 291 81 

Stationery 247 K 

Incidentals 625 95 



1895.] HOUSE OP REPRESEin?ATI\rES. 393 

The care of the capitol building and attendance upon the several depart- 
ments therein entails a large amount of work and the employment of a 
number of workmen — many of whom are artisans and specially fitted for 
the duty assigned them. Li this department the board have employed and 
appointed by them, a superintendent^ assistant engineer, four police or 
watchmen, a janitor for their own office and the insurance department, and 
a janitress for the ladies' toilet rooms. The superintendent, under authority 
of the board, employs a fireman, two elevator men, a painter, carpenter, 
steamfitter, and a stone mason, two janitors, and such common laborers as 
may from time to time be required. There are also under control of the 
board, but selected by the different departments (subject to confirmation 
of the board), seventeen janitors, who have charge of their several rooms. 
The expense of the superintendent's department for the last fiscal year was 
$52,945.09, divided as follows: 

Superintendent's force, janitors, etc. _„ $28,478 72 

For lighting capitol and old State building.^ 4,096 38 

For water for capitoL_ 1,750 00 

For furniture, supplies and repairs 1 1,462 28 

For printing and binding 6 25 

For heating 7,151 46 • 

The foregoing figures are all based upon years during which the Legis- 
lature is not in session. During the legislative year the expense is very 
much increased. 

The following are the estimates made for the years 1895 and 1896: 

Clerk hire _._ §8,000 00 

Postage. _ - 200 00 

Express.-- -_ 75 00 

Printing - - 4,000 00 

Binding - 1,000 00 

Stationery 175 00 

Wages of Superintendent's force. -_ - _-- 60,000 00 

Lighting two years 17,000 00 

Water two years- 3,500 00 

Heating—..- -- - _- 18,000 00 

Furniture, supplies and repairs 25,000 00 

Printing and binding.. _ 50 00 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 
By order of the Board of State Auditors. 

D. C. PAGE, Clerk. 

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The several communications were referred to the special committee on 
pay of employfis. 

NOTIClJS. 

Mr. Kobinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend section 8. of act No. 206, of the laws of Michigan for the 
year 1881, entitled "An act to provide for the uniform regulation of certain 
State institutions, and to repeal section 7 of act No. 148, of the session 
laws of 1873, act 162 of the session laws of 1873, act No. 31, of the ses- 
sion laws of 1876, section 17 of act No. 213 of the session laws of 1875, 
section 17, of act No. 176, of the session laws of 1877, section 16 of act No. 
133, of the session laws of 1879, section 20, of act No. 250, of the session 
laws of 1879 and all acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of 
this act" (being compiler's section No. 419, of volumn 1, of Howell's 
annotated statutes of the State of Michigan). 

Mr. Majbthews gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to regulate the sale of patent and proprietary medicines in the 
State of Michigan. 

Mr. Kobinson gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to-introduce 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 21 of act No. 274 of the local acts of 1875, 
entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Hancock," approved March 
19, 1875, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof. 

Mr. Bradbury gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

^ A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Bay, to pro- 
vide compensation for the services of clerical work in the office of the 
county clerk of said county. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Secretary of 
State, State Treasurer and Commissioner of the State Land Office. 

Mr. Covell gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 96 of the public acts of 1879, entitled "An act to 
authorize the allowance of injunctions by circuit judges of adjoining judi- 
cial districts in certain cases of," being compiler's section 6743 of Howell's 
annotated statutes. 

Mr. Kent gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the village of Howard City in Montcalm 
<50unty, Michigan. 

Mr. Herrig gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend the charter of the city of Saginaw. 

Mr. Amidon gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to amend section 6 of act 135, laws of 1885, the same being section 
1930a^ of Howell's annotated statutes. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 397 

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 355, of the local acts of the State 
of Michigan for the year 1865, entitled " An act to provide for the incor- 
poration of Reformed Protestant Dutch churches,*' approved June 22,. 
1865. 

Mr. Ware gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to aniend section 2, of act No. 379, of the local acts of the State 
of Michigan for the year 1891, entitled " An act to provide for the com- 
pensation and to prescribe the duties of certain officers of the county of 
Kent," approved June 26, 1891. 

Mr. G. M. Curtiss gave notice that at some future day he would ask 
leave to introduce 

A bill to amend section 20 of act No. 209 of the public acts ot 1893,^ 
entitled '* An act to establish a home and training school for the feeble 
minded and epileptic." 

Mr. Otis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to amend act No. 245 of the session laws of 1869, entitled "An 
act to revise the charter of the village of Allegan," approved March 2^ 
1869. 

Mr. Marsilje gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave ta 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the recording in the offices of registers of deeds 
certified copies of judgments and decrees of courts of record, and making 
the record thereof evidence in courts, and making such records heretofore 
made like evidence. 

Mr. Clark gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introdioce 

A bill to prohibit the maftitenance of saloons or other places of enter- 
tainment in which intoxicating liquors are sold, and to prohibit the sale or 
S'ving away of intoxicating liquors within five miles of the University of 
ichigan. 

Mr. Marsh gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to 
introduce 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Bronson. 

Mr. Williams gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to legalize certain bonds of the city of Niles. 

Mr. Cathro gave notice that at»some future day he would ask leave 
to introduce 

A bill to incorporate the village of Grayling. 

Mr. Lee gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to- 
introduce 

A bill to provide for the appointment of a board of county canvassers^ 
to prescribe the term of -office and the powers and duties thereof, and to* 
repeal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act. 

INTRODUCTION OP BILLS. 

Mr. Foster, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 

House bill No. 338, entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 264 of the public acts of 1887, entitled "An act 



JOURNAL OF THE [February 12, 

to provide for the recovery of damages for injuries caused or sustained by 
reason of defective public highways, streets, bridges, sidewalks, cross- 
walks or culverts, and to repeal act No. 244 of public acts of the year 1879, 
being compiler's sections 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445 and 1446 of HowelFs 
annotated statutes of Michigan," approved June 27, 1887. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Rowley, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 339, entitled 

A bill to amend section 8 of act No. 203 of the public acts of 1877, 
entitle^ "An act relative to dividing townships and villages into election 
districts and to provide for the registration of electors in such cases," being 
section 131 of Howell's annotated statutes. 

The bill wasxread a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Elections. 

Mr. Foote, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 340, entitled 

A bill to regulate the operation of, and fix the charges to be made by, 
telephone companies within the State of Michigan, and providing a pen- 
alty for the violation of the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Private Corporations. 

Mr. Wildey, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 341, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1 and 4 of chapter 3, section 1 of chapter 4, 
section 1 of chapter 5 and section 1 of chapter o, of act No. 227 of the pub- 
lie acts of 1885, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and main- 
tenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and 
to repeal all other acts relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as 
amended by the several acts amendatory thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Drainage. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 342, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of 'Baraga, in the county of Baraga, to 
borrow money to be used in the payment of judgments and outstanding 
orders of said township and to issue bonds therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Cook, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 343, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Sagola, in the county of Dickinson, 
to provide means for the extinguishment of fires in said township; to 
regulate their use and maintenance, and to provide for the payment of the 
cost and the expenses incident to maintaining the same. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 



1895.1 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 399 

Mr. Cook, previons notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

Honse bill No. 344, entitled 

A bill to enable the city council of the city of Iron Mountain, to cause 
to be raised by tax for school purposes, in each of the years 1895 and 1896, 
a sum equal to three per cent on the dollar of the taxable valuation of the 
taxable property in said city of Iron Mountain, as shown by the tax rolls 
of the preceding year. 

The bill was read the first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on City Corporations. 

Mr. Henry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 345, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate the village of Douglas, in the county of Allegan, 
State of Michigan, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with' 
the provisions of this act 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its 
reference to a committee. 

On motion of Mr. Henry, 

The bill was laid on the table. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 346, entitled 

A bill to provide for the branding or marking of convict made goods 
offered for sale or imported within the State of Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 347, entitled 

A bill to provide for the submission to juries, in negligence cases, of the 
question of contributory negligence of the plaintiff therein. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 348, entitled 

A bill to regulate the liability of employers for injuries to their employes 
in certain cases of negligence. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 349, entitled 

A bill to establish a lien upon the property of employers for injuries 
received by their employes for which such employer may be liable in 
damages. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Labor. 

Mr. Moorft, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 350, entitled 



400 JOURNAL OF THE [February 12. 

A bill to prevent the use of patrol wagons for the carrying of prisoners, 
and prescribing certain penalties for the violation thereof. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 351, entitled 

A bill to repeal sections 3, 6 and 7 of act No. 276, of the public acts of 
1889, entitled " An act for the protection of game." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 352, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 152 of the public acts of 1893, 
entitled "An act to amend sections 1, 8, 9, 12 and 15 of act No. 276 of the 
public acts of 1889, entitled *An act for the protection of game.'" 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Fisheries and Game. 

Mr. Chamberlain, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 353, entitled 

A bill to authorize the township of Carp Lake in the county of Ontona- 
gon and State of Michigan, to borrow money to be used in the payment 
of outstanding orders of said township, and to issue bonds therefor. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 354, entitled 

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 194 of the session laws of 1885, 
entitled "An act to facilitate the giving of bonds required by law," 
approved June 16, 1885, said section 1 being compiler's section 4343 of 
Howell's general statutes. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Fisk, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 355, entitled 

A bill to regulate the taking of bonds in this State. 

The bill was read a first ana second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciary. 

Mr. Bradbury, previous notice having been given and leave being 
granted, introduced 

House bill No. 356, entitled 

A bill to amend section 502 of Howell's annotated statutes and all acts 
amendatory thereof, to provide for the compensation of the members of 
the board of supervisors. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Bich, previous notice having been given and leave being granted^ 
introduced 



1896.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 401 

HouBe bill No. 357, entitled 

A bill to provide for the registration of electors and the holding of 
elections in school district No. 17 in the city of Jackson and the town- 
ships of Blackman and Summit. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Elections. 

Mr. Bich, previous notice having been given and leave being granted 
introduced 

House bill No. 358, entitled 

A bill to require the warden of the State Prison at Jackson to employ 
under certain conditions, unemployed convicts having less than two years 
to serve, in quarrying stone and building walls or dykes on each side of 
Grand river, for the purpose of improving the outlet for the sewage of said 
prison. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Prison. 

Mr. Rich, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 359, entitled 

A bill to repeal act No. 211 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act 
to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner and to 
define his powers and duties, and fix his compensation." 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Perry, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 360, entitled 

A bill to reincorporate to village of Copemish in Manistee county, 
Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to 
the committe on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Marsh, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced * 

House bill No. 361, entitled 

A bill to amend sections 1, 2 and 3 of act No. 29 of the public acts of 
1887, entitled '*An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the kill- 
ing of English sparrows," and to add a new section to said act to stand as 
section 4. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on State Affairs. 

Mr. Co veil, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 362, entitled 

A bill to provide for the collection, compilation and reprinting of the 
general laws of this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Judiciiary. 

Mr. Covell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 363, entitled 

A bill to incorporate the village of Northport, within the township of 
Leelanau, county of Leelanau and State of Michigan. 
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The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 364, entitled 

A bill to legalize and make valid certain bonds issued by the village of 
Bad Axe, Huron county, Michigan. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Village Corporations. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 365, entitled 

A bill to fix the number of brakemen on passenger trains on railroads in 
this State. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Railroads. 

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House bill No. 366, entitled 

A bill t6 detach certain territory situated in School district No. 2, town- 
ship of Paris, Huron county, Michigan, and attach the same to district 
No. 2 of Bingham township, Huron county, Michip;an. 

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the 
committee on Towns and Counties. 

Mr. Moore, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, 
introduced 

House joint resolution No. 18, entitled 

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution 
of this State. 

The loint resolution was read a first and second time by its title and 
referred to the committee on Judiciary. 

MOTIONS AND RBSOLUTION8. 

Mr. Miller offered the following: 

Resolved bj^ this House of Representatives, That the secretary of the 
Michigan State Board of Health is hereby required to furnish this House, 
with as little delay as possible, a full statement of all expenses incurred and 
paid by said board during the year ending December 31, 1894. Such state- 
ment to show the amount paid as salary to the secretary; the amount pdd as 
salary to the clerks in the office of the secretary; the amounts paid as 
traveling and other necessary expenses of the members of the board; the 
amounts paid under act 230, laws of 1885, being sections 1632a, 1632b and 
1633c, of Howell's annotated statutes; and under the head of "sundries" 
all other amounts paid which do not appear under the preceding heads; 
also the amounts of bills contracted during that year and remaining unpaid 
on the first day of January, 1895; 

Which was adopted. 

Mr. Matthews offered the following: 

Resolved, That the committee on Supplies and Expenditures be and 
they are hereby instructed to procure a "transfer" letter file, the same as 
used in the Senate, for the use of the members of the House; 

Which was adopted. 



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GENEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Fiak, 

The Honse went into committee of the whole, on the general order. 
Wherenpon the speaker called Mr. Matthews to the chair. 
After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
•chairman, made theJoUowing report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

1. House bill No. 252, entitled 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by 
the city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January 1, 1895, 
and authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for 
such warrants as may be found to be legal obligations against said city, 
and for any final judgment rendered against said city by a court of com- 
petent junsdiction within this State on an obligation against said city 
existing prior to said date, and to provide for the payment of sucn 
•certificates. 

2. House joint resolution No. 10 (file No. 48), entitled 

A joint resolution authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of 
the State Land Office to revive part paid Agricultural College land 
<5ertificate numbered 18539, issued to Benjamin Titus, of Alpena county, 
January 11, 1883. 

3. House bill No. 177 (file No. 69), entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Kent county to fix the 
compensation of members of committees of said board in certain cases. 

4. House bill No. 58 (file No. 65), entitled 

A bill to provide for the election of an assessor in and for the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and prescribing his powers, 
duties and compensation; 

5. House bill No. 59 (file No. 64), entitled 

A bill to provide for a board of review of assessment in the city of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and to repeal act No. 273 of 
the local acts of 1891, being an act entitled "An act to provide for a board 
of review of assessment in the city of Iron Mountain, in the county of 
Menominee;" 

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to 
report the same back to the House, and recommend their passage. 

JOHN A. MATTHEWS, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

The first, second, third, fourth and fifth named bills were placed on the 
order of third reading. 

Mr. Chamberlain moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 252, entitled 

A bill providing for the examination of warrants or orders issued by the 
city of Ironwood, in the county of Gogebic, prior to January, 1, 1895, and 
authorizing said city to exchange its certificates of indebtedness for such 
warrants as may be found to be legal obligations against said city, and 
for any final judgment rendered against said city by a court of compe- 
tent jurisdiction within this State on an obligation against said citv 
existing prior to said date, and to proyide for the payment of such 
•certificates; 



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[February 12, 



Be put on its immediate passage. 

Which motion prevailed^ two-thirds of all the members present voting' 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



Mr. Allen 
Amidon 
Baird 
Belknap 
Bradbury 
Brown 

Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Chilver, 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Covell 

Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. 8. 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Ferguson 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Poote 



TEAS 

Mr. Foster 
Graham 
Harris 
Henry 
Herrig 
Hicks 
Holmes 
Hoyt 
Jones 

Kelly, W. J 
Eempf 
Kent 
Kimmis 
Kingsland 
Kingsley 
Latimer 
Lee 

Lonsbury 
MadiU 
Marsh 
Marsilje 
Matthews 
McNall 
Miller 

NAYS 



Mr. Morse 
Mulvey 
Parkinson 
Pearson 
Perry 
Place 
Redfern 
Rice 
Rich 

Richardson 
Robinson 
Rogner 
Rose 
Rowley 
Saxton 
Smiley 
Wagar 
Waldo 
Ware 
Weekes 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Speaker 



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Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Graham moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 177 (file No. 69), entitled 

A bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Kent county to fix the 
compensation of members of committees of said board in certain cases; , 

Be put on its immediate passage. 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote 
on the passage thereof, j 

Mr. Kingsland moved to amend the bill by striking out in line 8, section 
1 the word " thirty " and inserting the word '* fifty ". in lieu thereof; 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members elect voting: 
therefor. 

The question then being on the passage of the bill. 

On motion of Mr. Foster, 



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406 



The bill was re-referred to the committee of the whole and placed on 
the general order. 

Mr. Cook moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No. 58 (file No. 65), entitled 

A bill to provide for the election of an assessor in and for the pity of 
Iron Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and prescribing his powers, 
duties, and compensation; 

Be put on its immediate passage. 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



TEAS. 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Foster 


Amidon 


Graham 


Aplin 


Harris 


Baird 


Henry 


Belknap 


Herrig 


Bradbury 


Hicks 


Brown 


Holmes 


Campbell, H. F. 


Hoyt 


Campbell, J. T. 


Jones 


Cathro 


Kelly, W. 


Chamberlain 


Kempf 


Chilver 


Kent 


Clark 


Kimmis 


Cook 


Kingsland 


Cousins 


Kingsley 


Covell 


Latimer 


Curtis, a. M. 


Lee 


Curtis, M. 8. 


Lonsbury 


Donovan 


MadiU 


Edgar 


Marsh 


Ferguson 


Marsilje 


Fisk 


Matthews 


Fitzgerald 


McNall 


Flood 


Miller 


Foote 


Morse 



Mr. Mulvey 
Otis 

Parkinson 
Pearson 
Perry 
Place 
Eedfem 
Bice 
Bich 

Bichardson 
Robinson 
Bogner 
Bose 
Bowley 
Saxton 
Sherwood 
Smiley 
Wagar 
W^ldo 
Ware 
Weekee 
Whitney 
Wildey 
Williams 
Speaker 



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NAYS. 

Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Cook moved that the rules be suspended, and that 

House bill No 59 (file No. 64), entitled 

A bill to provide for a board of review of assessment in the city of Iron 
Mountain, in the county of Dickinson, and to repeal act No. 273 of the 
local acts of 1891, being an act entitled " An act to provide for a board of 
review of assessment in the city of Iron Mountain, in the county of 
Menominee;" 



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[February 12, 



Be put on its immediate passage. 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas* and nays, as follows: 



TEAS. 



Mr. Amidon 
Aplin 
Baird 
Belknap 
Bradbury 
Brown 

Campbell, H. F. 
Campbell, J. T. 
Cathro 
Chamberlain 
Chilver 
Clark 
Cook 
Cousins 
Curtis, G. M. 
Curtis, M. S. 
Donovan 
Edgar 
Ferguson 
Fisk 

Fitzgerald 
Flood 
Foote 
Foster 



Mr. Graham 


• Mr. Otis 


Harris 


Parkinson 


Henderson 


Pearson 


Hicks 


Perry 


Holmes 


Place 


Hoyt 


Bedfern 


Jones 


Rice 


Kelly, W. J. 


Rich 


Kempf 


Richardson 


Kent 


Robinson 


Kimmis 


Rogner 


Kingsland 


Rose 


Kingsley 


Rowley 


Latimer 


Saxton 


Lee 


• Sherwood 


Lonsbury 


Smiley 


MadiU 


Wagar 


Marsh 


Waldo 


Marsilje 


Ware 


McNall 


Weekes 


Miller 


Wildey 


Morse 


Williams 


Mulvey 


Speaker 


Norman 





71 



NAYS. 



O 



Title agreed to. 

On motion of Mr. Cook, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to 
take immediate effect. 

Mr. Cathro moved that the rules be suspended and that 

House bill No. 10, (file No. 48), entitled 

Joint resolution authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of the 
State Land Office to revive part paid Agricultural College land certificate 
numbered 18539, issued to Benjamin Titus, of Alpena county, January 11, 
1883; 

Be put on its immediate passage. 

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting 
therefor. 

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the 
members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows: 



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YEAS. 



407 



Mr. Allen 


Mr. Graham 


Mr. Parkinson 


Amidon 


Harris 


Pearson 


Aplin 


Henderson 


Perry 


Baird 


Herrig 


Place 


Belknap 


Hickfl 


Kedfern 


Bradbury 


Hoyt 


Rice 


Brown 


Jones 


Rich 


Campbell, H. F. 


Kelly, W. J. 


Richardson 


Campbell, J. T. 


Kent 


Robinson 


Catbro 


Kingsland 


Rogner 


Chamberlain 


KiDgeley 


Rose 


Chilver 


Latimer 


Rowley 


Clark 


Lee 


Saxton 


Cook 


Lonsbury 


Sherwood 


Conains 


MadiU 


Wagar 


Covell 


Marsh 


Waldo 


Curtis, G. M. 


Marsilje 


Ware 


Curtis, M. S. 


McNall 


Weekes 


Donovan 


Miller 


Whitney 


Edgar 


Morse 


Wildey 


Flood 


Mnlvey 


Williams 


Foote 


Norman 


Speaker • 


- Foster 


Otis 





NATS. 

Title and preamble agreed to. 

On motion of Cathro, 

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect the joint resolution was 
ordered to take immediate effect. 

On motion of Mr. Sherwood, 

Leave of absence was granted to committee on State House of Correc- 
tion until Friday next. 

On motion of Mr. Hicks, 

Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House adjourned. 



Laiisingy Wednesday, February IS, 1895 

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the 
Speaker. 

Roll called: quorum present. 

Absent without leave: Messrs. Fuller, Graham, Hoyt, Jones, Linder- 
man, Mulvey and Smiley. 

On motion of Mr. Baird, 

Leave of absence was granted to liimself until Monday. 

The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the 



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SPEOUL ORDER, 

Being the consideratioD of 

House joint resolution No. 1 (file No. 14), entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 9 of the 
constitution of this State, relative to the salaries of State officers. 

The question being on the passage of the joint resolution, 

By unanimous consent, the following minority report on the pending 
joint resolution was submitted: 

As a member of the House Judiciary committee, to whom was referred 
sundry joint resolutions to amend the constitution of the State of Mich- 
igan in regard to the salaries of certain State officers, I beg leave to sub- 
mit to the House the following report : 

The joint resolution submitted by the majority of this committee pro- 
poses an amendment to the constitution to increase the salaries of certain 
State officers, as follows, namely: The salary of the State Treasurer to be 
increased from $1,000 to $2,500 per annum ; the salary of the Superinten- 
dent of Public Instruction to be increased from $1,000 to $2,000; the sal- 
ary of the Secretary of State to be increased from $800 to $2,500; the 
salary of the Commissioner of the Land Office to be increased from $800 to 
$2,500; the salary of the Attorney General to be increased from $800 to 
$3,500. 

As an abstract proposition I have no argument to make against a reason- 
able increase of salaries, but am at a loss to see why an increase of $1,000 
a year is deemed sufficient for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 
while the proposed increase of salary for the State Treasurer is $1,500, 
the proposed increase of salary for the Secretary of State is $1,700, the 
proposed increase of salary for the Commissioner of the Land Office is 
$1,700, and the proposed increase of salary for the Attorney General is 
$2,700. 

These are unpropitious times. Financial, commercial, manufacturing 
and industrial depression and uncertainty afflict this fair land of ours 
throughout its entire length and breadth. 

Manufacturing establishments are either closed or running on half time, 
with reduced wages to their employes; mines are closed either partially 
or wholly, waiting for the advent of better times. 

Merchants and business men generally find that their business is unsat- 
isfactory and uncertain, while very many of them are either driven to the 
wall or are struggling with their best endeavors to save themselves from 
bankruptcy and ruin. Farmers find that the chief products, such as 
wheat , wool, etc., upon which they have heretofore relied* to bring some 
profit as the result of their labor and toil, cannot be produced and mar- 
keted at current prices, excepting at a loss. 

A vast army of mechanics and laborers are constantly seeking employ- 
ment with little or no success and in very many instances in order to pro- 
vide the necessaries of life for their families, they are compelled to mort- 
gage their humble homes, or if already mortgaged being unable to meet 
their payments, sufiFer the loss of their accumulated savings of years, and 
in spite of their most earnest efforts they are driven into the ranks of pau- 
pers and tramps. 

There is no class of people throughout the State so favorably situated 
in these times as the office holders. Their incomes are sure and sure to 
be paid in cash, and whether they themselves consider their salaries to 



1895.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 409 

be snffioient or not, the great masses of people regard them as a very for- 
tunate class and would be certain in my judgment to regard with disfavot 
at this time any proposition to increase their salaries at the expense of the 
rest of the people, who are generally less fortunately situated. 

Propositions similar to this have heretofore been submited to the peo- 
ple and have been invariably voted down. If the people would vote down 
a propositon to increase salaries in prosperous times, it requires no politi- 
cal prophet to predict the result under the present unfavorable conditions. 

The masses of the people would be very apt to say here comes this 
mouldy salary chestnut again ; let us bury it so deep that it will never be 
heard from again in this generation. 

Regarding this as the most unfavorable time that has occurred in the 
State during the last two decades for the submission of a proposition of 
this kind to a vote of the people, I am constrained to vote against it. 

GEO. W. PAKTRIDGE. 

Mr. Covell moved that the joint resolution be referred to the committee 
of tbe whole, and be placed on the general order; 
Which motion prevailed. 

GilNEBAL OBDEB. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House went into committee of the whole on the general order. 
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Rice to the chair. 
After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their 
chairman, made the following report: 

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: 

1. House joint resolution No. 1 (file No. 14), entitled 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 9 of the 
constitution of this State, relative to the salaries of State officers. 

2. House bill Nq. 60 (file No. 42), entitled 

A bill to amend section 17 and section 20 of chapter 2, section 21 of 
chapter 3, and section 11 of chapter 11 of act No. 164 of the public acts of 
1881, being sections 5049, 6052, i073 and 5146 of Howell's annotated stat- 
utes, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public 
instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts con- 
travening the provisions of this act;" 

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair- 
man to report the same back to the House, a8kii% concurrence therein and 
recommend their passage. 

W. E. RICE, 

Chairman. 

Report accepted and committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. Covell, 

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to tbe 
first and second named bills and they were placed on the* order of third 
reading. 

The House took up the regular order of business. 

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. 

No. 284: By. Mr. W. D. Kelly: Petition of Ernest Einer and 150 
other citizens of Muskegon relative to fish and game laws. 
Referred to the committee on Fisheries and uame. 
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410 JOURNAL OF THE [February 13, 

No. 285. By. Mr. Kingsland: Petition of Ola Parsons, Wm. Hilter, C. 
Potter and 278 other voters and 96 non-voters of Berrien county relative 
to the Liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

Noi 286. By Mr. Belknap: Petition of D. H. Landon and 249 other 
citizens of Tuscola county, relative to the liquor traffic. 

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. 

No. 287. By Mr. Waite: Petition of W. C. Schollkopp and 38 other 
citizens of Hermansville, Menominee county, relative to railroad rates in 
the upper peninsula. 

Eeferred to the committee on Bailroads. 

No. 288. By Mr. Footer Petition of A. C. Balch and 192 other citizens 
of Kalamazoo county, asking that all imitations of butter be colored pink. 

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. 

No. 289. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Rockford Grange No. 110, 
relative to the township unit school bill. 

Eeferred to the committee on Education. 

No. 291. By Mr. Weekes: Protest of Alton Grange No. 634 against 
the township unit school bill. 

Referred to the committee on Education. 

No. 292. By Mr. Weekes: Protest of Paris Grange No. 19 against the 
township unit school bill. ' 

Referred to the com